Gennady Golovkin defeated Vanes Martirosyan on Saturday night and won the middleweight titles. It was second round and Golovin gained the victory.
Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) tied Bernard Hopkins’ record for middleweight title defenses by sending Martirosyan down at 1:53 of the second round.
The match was arranged when Golovkin had a rematch fight with Canelo Alvarez and it was a draw. Golovkin will face again Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas on Cinco de Mayo before Alvarez was suspended for six months by the Nevada Athletic Commission in April after failing a March drug test.
After victory Golovkin said he wants everyone. He would take on all comers, including currently-suspended Alvarez. He wants to challenge everyone to get his belt and he doesn’t care.