Gennady Golovkin defeat Rolls with a huge 4th round KO
Jun 08 2019 11:00 PM

Gennady Golovkin defeat Rolls with a huge 4th round KO -A week ago, tonight’s bout between Gennady Golovkin and Steve Rolls, a non-title affair slated for 12 rounds at a catchweight 164 pounds, had no intrigue whatsoever. The 35-year-old Rolls, although undefeated (19-0, 10 KOs), was widely considered the least talented opponent that GGG has faced since winning his first title, a notch below such overmatched foes as Willie Monroe Jr and Dominic Wade. But then Andy Ruiz pulled an upset for the ages in this same building and suddenly the thought of Rolls winning didn’t seem like such a pipe dream.

But Rolls, a native of Chatham, Ontario, was a much bigger underdog than Andy Ruiz was against Anthony Joshua, and as he discovered to his mortification, lightning doesn’t always strike twice. Rolls held his own for the first three rounds, but it was curtains for the Canadian in round four when GGG backed him into the ropes and felled him for the count with a devastating overhand left. Rolls pitched face first to the canvas, unable to beat the count, another highlight reel knockout for the former unified middleweight champion who improved his ledger to 38-1-1 (35 KOs).

You can read the full article in this link: Fast Results from Madison Square Garden: GGG KOs Rolls, Eyes Canelo


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