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Gennadiy Golovkin sends a different fistic missive to Canelo Alvarez by way of crushing Kamil Szeremeta  

Gennadiy Golovkin sends yet another fistic missive to Canelo Alvarez with the aid of crushing Kamil Szeremeta  

Gennadiy Golovkin celebrates his seventh-round TKO over Kamil Szeremeta on the December 18, 2020 Matchroom battle card in Hollywood, Florida (photograph by way of Melina Pizano/Matchroom).
by means of Joseph Santoliquito

The shadow lurks. It’s been obtainable for a number of years now, with its reddish hue and reluctance to step any place close him.

Gennadiy Golovkin is aware of. The IBF/IBO middleweight titlist gives the perfunctory smile for the cameras and says the appropriate things for the digital mics. although, deep down, it gnaws at him. It has to.

Over their final three fights, Golovkin and his nemesis, Canelo Alvarez, proceed to circle each other like growling canines divided by way of a chainlinked fence, each combating at least a month other than each other. call it design, name it twist of fate. name it the rest you want, the two look inexorably linked.

This time, youngsters, it turned into a day aside.

So, excuse the 38-12 months-old GGG for looking like Adonis in his title protection of the IBF/IBO belts towards overmatched 31-yr-ancient Polish challenger Kamil Szeremeta Friday night on the DAZN from the challenging Rock resort & casino in Hollywood, Florida.

With Alvarez fighting Saturday nighttime, Golovkin despatched a fistic missive to the world’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter with an emphatic seven-round beat down of Szeremeta in an result that become certainly not doubtful as soon because the contracts were signed.

Golovkin (forty one-1-1, 36 knockouts) made history with the twenty first successful protection of the middleweight title, surpassing the previous mark prior to now held through corridor of Famer Bernard Hopkins.

“I informed you i might come again after the Canelo fight, I’m still sensible and i mandatory time,” Golovkin observed. “not a large surprise (along with his accuracy). I think very at ease. I had loads of time. I felt my jab. I felt my vigor. I admire Kamil’s trainer and i respect Kamil’s nook, however he became achieved, come on guys.”

As for who he would like to battle next, GGG played it secure. He didn’t need to evoke Canelo’s identify ahead of the battle. afterward, Golovkin nonetheless seemed reluctant.

“I’m open for anybody (next), the premiere for enterprise, for the DAZN, for me,” Golovkin referred to.

Coming off a profession-excessive 440-day layoff, GGG looked in the most appropriate shape of his career, outlanding Szeremeta 228 to 59.

Golovkin started patiently. He poked Szeremeta (21-1, 5 KOs) with the jab and with lower than a minute in the opening circular he tagged the Polish fighter with an overhand correct.

Then, Golovkin unfurled a left hook on the jaw that dropped Szeremeta with lower than 10 seconds in the round. Golovkin set it up with a appropriate uppercut, with a wide right to the physique.

within the 2nd, Golovkin as soon as again had Szeremeta shaking with a straight right. Szeremeta changed into dropped a 2nd time with a reducing right to Szeremeta’s left ear.

Gennadiy Golovkin knocked down Kamil Szeremeta 4 time right through his seventh-circular TKO on (image Melina Pizano/Matchroom)

Szeremeta knew he become in approach over his head.

Between the second and third rounds, Golovkin’s new coach, Jonathan Banks, instructed his cost that Szeremeta changed into in survivor mode.

Working smartly behind the jab, Golovkin stored up his assault. With :28 left within the third, Golovkin landed a appropriate to the body, however Szeremeta did damage his ignominious knockdown streak via staying on his ft for as soon as right through a round.

A Golovkin short left hook with simply over a minute left within the fourth spelled Szeremeta’s third knockdown. Referee Telis Assimenios started taking an in depth study Szeremeta.

internal the primary minute of the fifth, Golovkin buried a few left hooks to the physique. Szeremeta, to his credit, confirmed high-quality resilience. He took a battering and kept making an attempt.

via then, this became nothing greater than a spirited sparring session.

With simply below 2:00 left within the seventh, Golovkin felled Szeremeta a fourth time with a left jab. Szeremeta’s face become a swollen mess.

Assimenios saw satisfactory after the seventh and very accurately ended it.

Carlos Gongora KO 12 victory over Ali Akhmedov (photo by means of Melina Pizano/Matchroom).

In a shocker, tremendous middleweight southpaw Carlos Gongora (19-0, 14 KOs) stopped Golovkin’s Ali Akhmedov (sixteen-1, 12 KOs) at 1:57 of the twelfth round.

Gongora was down all three scorecards when he dropped Akhmedov twice with a pair of left uppercuts in the last circular, forcing referee Frank Gentile to wave it over.

Hyun Mi Choi retained the WBA junior lightweight title with a 10-round decision over Calista Silgado (photograph through Melina Pizano/Matchroom)

Akhmedov had Gongora in some crisis within the 2nd round. He bounced a correct off of Gongora’s head early within the round. That perceived to stun Gongora, who changed into forced to grasp Akhmedov. another Akhmedov correct hand caught Gongora’s consideration, but he survived.

Hyun Mi Choi (18-0-1, 4 KOs) defended the WBA junior light-weight title with a ten-circular determination over Calista Silgado (19-12-three, 14 KOs).

On the undercard, John Ryder (30-5, sixteen KOs) scored a 10-round tremendous middleweight decision over Mike man (12-6-1, 5 KOs), welterweight Reshat Mati (9-0, 7 KOs) stopped Dennis Okoth (four-5-1, 2 KOs) within the sixth round and featherweight Jalan Walker (7-0, 6 KOs) received a six-round choice over Diuhl Olguin (14-16-4, 9 KOs).

Joseph Santoliquito is an award-profitable sportswriter who has been working for Ring journal/RingTV.com on the grounds that October 1997 and is the president of the Boxing Writers association of the us. He can also be followed on twitter @JSantoliquito.

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