Former world middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin returns after losing his unbeaten record to Saul Alvarez in September, 2018-when he faces the unbeaten but untested Steve Rolls at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 8.
Former world middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin,38-1-1-(34), returns after losing his unbeaten record to Saul Alvarez in September, 2018-when he faces the unbeaten but untested Steve Rolls,19-0-(10), at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 8.
Golovkin, whose resume includes a record 20 consecutive middleweight title defenses (18 by way of knockout), has consistently drawn packed houses to the five previous events he has headlined at The Garden, dating back to 2013.
‘GGG’ faces undefeated Top-10 contender Rolls from Toronto, Canada, in a battle, scheduled for 12 rounds, at a maximum weight of 164 lbs. Golovkin vs. Rolls kicks off the exclusive six-fight, three-year global partnership between GGG Promotions and DAZN.
"I am very excited to be returning to the ring and bringing the Big Drama Show back to Madison Square Garden. The Garden’s fans are fantastic," said Golovkin. "I love boxing and I promise to bring the best of me to everyone who will be watching me in an all-action fight with Steve Rolls. I am very happy that GGG Promotions has a new home at DAZN."
"I want to sincerely thank DAZN and GGG himself for giving me the opportunity to challenge one of the best fighters in the world," said Rolls. "But let me be clear: I’ve won national championships and represented my country, and Golovkin is just a man. I’m coming to win this fight and put my name among the best middleweights in the world.”