Main (and only) Fight
Gennadiy Golovkin v Steve Rolls, 12 Rounds Super-Middleweight (164 Catchweight), Sky Sports Action(?)
Jarrett Hurd. Anthony Joshua. Gennadiy Golovkin? It’s a strange time in boxing, overwhelming favourites are being taken out by the week and the bookies must be laughing. Us punters, not so much. It’s been a bad 2-3 weeks. I’m giving Steve Rolls (19-0) no chance of continuing the recent run of massive upsets. None at all. Golovkin (38-1-1) is looking to bounce back from the Canelo defeat and is testing the waters at Super-Middleweight here. He would probably be a little bit too small height wise to fully compete at the higher weight in the past, but todays champions are not exactly imposing. Carl Froch, Andre Ward, Mikkel Kessler they are certainly not. Take away Callum Smith, who would be too big for Golovkin in my opinion, and your left with Anthony Dirrell, Caleb Plant, Billy Joe Saunders, and Canelo himself. Golovkin would more than likely be the favourite to beat everyone other than Canelo, and you’re looking at a genuine 50-50 fight there. This fight is hopefully leading to the trilogy fight with Canelo and Golovkin takes care of Rolls. Since his firsr career loss, Triple G has went through a midlife boxing crisis. He cleaned house, managers Oleg and Max Hermann; and his attorney, Ron DiNicola are gone. He tried to pay his long time trainer, Abel Sanchez, a lot less, he refused, and he was also gone, replaced by Johnathan Banks. He even asked that the spelling of his first name be changed to include an “i” before the “y” at the end. Crisis or no crisis, this shouldn’t be very hard for Triple G.Golovkin is 1/50 here, and Ralls 14/1. 35 year old Canadian Steve Rolls, if reports are to be believed, was chosen for this fight purely to boost Canadian DAZN subscriptions. He has no-one of any worth on his record, and his last fight was against KeAndrae Leatherwood, anyone heard of him? We can’t go for a straight KO win here as Golovkin is 1/6, so were going to have to look at rounds to win some money. Triple G should smash Rolls out when he chooses. He might fancy a couple of rounds to test out the strength of a super-middleweight, but ive a hard time believing were going to learn much here other than Triple G can still knock people out. Rounds 1-3 and 4-6 are both 2/1, with 7-9 4/1 and 10-12 10/1. I think the 4-6 is a better bet, Rolls will know he has no chance here so can either survive as long as he can or just go for broke and get it over with. Triple G will surely test him out for the first couple of rounds, then get him out of there not long after. Rolls won’t want to be totally embarrassed fighting at home, so I’m hoping he survives long enough to get into the 4th round, then he can himself knocked out. Or at 28/1, Steve Rolls could shock the world for a second straight week and knock out Triple G.
BNC Tip – Golovkin Rounds 4-6 (2/1)
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