GENNADY GOLOVKIN did the simple bit. He walked through Vanes Martirosyan on Saturday at the Stub Hub Center in Carson. The Armenian did catch Golovkin in the first round but Golovkin was relaxed, contemptuous of his opponent’s power. Martirosyan could not hurt him and the Kazakh powered into him to score yet another highlight reel knockout.
His team were satisfied with the showing. Trainer Abel Sanchez said, “Gennady gives them the kind of fight that they expect and not a dance.”
That could also be interpreted as a jibe at Danny Jacobs and the tactics employed by Canelo Alvarez, both of whom went the distance with Golovkin in 2017.