WBA and IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin thrilled the packed house at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing” on Saturday night with an eighth round stoppage of Curtis Stevens.
Golovkin battered Stevens to the canvas late in the second round with a massive left hook and displayed his full arsenal of power shots over the next six rounds before Stevens’ corner called a halt to the carnage following the eighth stanza.
Golovkin improved to 28-0-0 with 25 stoppages and ran his knockout streak to 15 in a row.
Golovkin’s 89.30% knockout ratio remains the highest among active world champions. Stevens’ record is now 25-4-1 (18KO’s).