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Photos: Golovkin Returns With Crushing Knockout of Rolls

Madison Square Garden, New York City - Former unified middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin (39-1-1, 35 KOs) came back in force with a fourth round knockout of previously undefeated Steve Rolls (19-1, 10 KOs). (Photos by Amanda Westcott).

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This was Golovkin's first bout since losing a twelve round majority decision to Canelo Alvarez back in September of last year. And this was also Golovkin's first bout with new trainer Johnathon Banks, after parting ways with longtime coach Abel Sanchez.

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And the contest was the first of a six fight deal between GGG and streaming service DAZN.

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Golovkin came out jabbing, and doing most of the work in a very slow round. Golovkin was taking his time in the second, tapping to the body and hooking well. Rolls was able to land a series of good shots, but Golovkin fired with a hard combination, and then Rolls came back with more hard shots as they were trading at mid-range.

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A solid third for both, with Golovkin landing the harder punches. In the fourth, Golovkin rocked Rolls with a left hand, pressed him against the ropes and then blasted him with a big hook that sent the Canadian fighter down for the count.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by DaBeastO on 06-09-2019

That was a sweet knock out! GGG used that same downward punch that he knocked out rubio with to hurt rolls and then finished him off with that crushing left!

Comment by nacho daddy on 06-09-2019

GGG as he stepped into the ring said...I am here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I am all out of bubble gum

Comment by JuniorTorres720 on 06-09-2019

Clearly age is gonna be at least a small factor now in GGG's career but let's look at a couple things. GGG was coming off a 9 month layoff and he just started working with his new trainer. There was…

Comment by Keiran444 on 06-09-2019

GGG can't give away the first three rounds to Cunnyello

Comment by icha on 06-09-2019

big drama is back, lmao...

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