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Loeffler Ecstatic With Golovkin's Ratings, Matching Hopkins Record

He came, He saw, He conquered.  And he did it  Mexican Style!  Refusing to let boxing be held hostage on its biggest day, Cinco De Mayo, undefeated World Middleweight Champion GENNADY  "GGG" GOLOVKIN's Big Drama Show made a triumphant return to HBO.  Last Saturday, in his first non-pay-per-view event since 2016. 

Golovkin (38-0-1 34 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, currently boxing's longest-reigning world champion (since 2010), defended his title for the 20th consecutive and division-record-tying time.  Saturday's victim was fellow 2004 Olympian and three-time world title challenger Vanes "The Nightmare" Martirosyan (36-4-1, 21 KOs), from Glendale, Calif., who was counted out in the second round of their battle at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. 

It was the first time Martirosyan had ever been stopped.  The Golovkin vs. Martirosyan main event registered 1,249,000 viewers and peaked at 1,361,000 viewers, according to data from Nielsen Media Research. 

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Those figures make Golovkin vs. Martirosyan the No. 1-rated cable fight for 2018 and the top-rated premium cable fight since 2016 -- Golovkin's title defense against Dominic Wade -- which took place at The Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

"Gennady Golovkin may be the champion of the middleweight division but he delivers knockout ratings with a heavyweight punch," said Golovkin's promoter Tom Loeffler. 

"Gennady continues to rack up the records,  Not only did he tie Bernard Hopkins' consecutive title defense record, it took Gennady two less years to accomplish that feat. Gennady also added two more StubHub Center milestones to his long list of accomplishments.  In addition to owning the boxing attendance record at StubHub Center, which he set in 2014 against Marco Rubio, he also shattered the venue's record for the highest-grossing boxing event and merchandise sales on Saturday night.  That makes Gennady a StubHub Center Triple Crown winner!

"Besides StubHub Center, the Big Drama Show has sold out many of the most iconic arenas, including The Forum, Madison Square Garden and the O2 Arena.  Make no mistake, this is just the beginning.  Gennady is ready to return to the ring as soon as it can be scheduled."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Street15 on 05-14-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18772089]I'm not sure, you could be right the " super " champion is the highest ranked fighter if no super, then the regular champion is the highest ranked look I will leave it..... all I am saying is, when records…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 05-14-2018

[QUOTE=Street15;18771639]I agree with almost everything you said just now. I thought the wba got rid of multiple champs for good too. I dont even know where Murata came about as a champ. That came from out of nowhere. No one…

Comment by Street15 on 05-14-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18771103]you have missed the point..... 1) the WBA have already pledged to remove their sh1t titles it is not about what I choose to accept, the WBA have already spoken FACT: Golovkin/Jacobs was to " unify " the WBA titles…

Comment by Madison boxing on 05-14-2018

Yeah boi!!!! Mexican style!!!!!!!!

Comment by aboutfkntime on 05-14-2018

[QUOTE][B]HOW COME ACCORDING TO YOU, STURM'S SUPPOSED DUCKING OF GOLOVKIN..... GETS STURM STRIPPED, AND AUTOMATICALLY INSTALLS GOLOVKIN AS CHAMP..... AND YET GOLOVKIN'S DUCKING OF DEREVYANCHENKO..... COUNTS AS A LEGITIMATE DEFENSE???[/B][/QUOTE] :lol1::lol1:

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