Gennadiy Golovkin vs Kamil Sozermetta fought the results, highlights: Tangi victory with the return of ‘GGG’


Sometimes, the ruthlessness of boxing’s worst business practices results in simple ruthlessness in the ring. This was the reason that Gennadiy Golovkin was essentially forced to face IBF middleweight title contender Kamil Sozemeta on Friday night. After seven lustful rounds, which knocked Cesaremetta up four times, the referee was eventually forced to call the fight, giving Golovkin a TKO victory and firmly holding on to the IBF title.

On any secret that Ceszermetta could hang out with Golovkin and make the fight competitive then went early. Golovkin quickly established his powerful jab, thwarting Sesaremeta’s attempt to throw the same punch and not lead to a meaningful result of his own. Golovkin opened his jaw with his right hand and opened his power holes, and with the left hand put Seremeta into the opening frame.

Szeremeta will go down again in Round 2, this time with a circular Golovkin right hand. Szeremeta again managed to defeat the count, but without the power to turn the tide – Szeremeta made only five knockouts in 21 Pro Fights against lower-tier opposition – Golovkin was given no reason to take his foot off the gas Was.

Golovin would score two more knockdowns in the fourth and seventh rounds before the referee saw enough and waived the fight as the fighters sat on their stools between rounds. It was a merciful end for Sesaremetta, whose ruthlessness did not equal his skill in this outing.

“Kamil’s instructor and corner honoree,” Golovkin said of the stagnation. “They’re very clever because he was done. Come on, guys.”

All told, Golovkin fielded Sesaremetta 228 to 59 in total punches, with a 94–10 advantage in his box. Adding to the bad news for Czermetta in punch statistics, Golovkin landed 56% of his power punches through the fight.

The obvious play for Golovkin would be a third fight with Canelo Alvarez, as his first fight ended in a draw and a narrow majority decision for Alvarez in the second.

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Alvarez fights on Saturday night, taking on Callum Smith for a pair of super middleweight titles. Golovkin was asked about the possible trilogy after the fight, suggesting that he was open to it, but not fully committed.

“Absolutely, I’m open to anyone,” Golovkin said. “The best opponent for me, for business, for DAZN, for people? We will look forward to tomorrow. I hope tomorrow will be a fantastic event. Who wins? I’m open.”

CBS Sports was with you all the way on Friday. Be sure to follow along with the live results and highlights below.

Fight card, result

  • Defeated Gennady Golovkin. Kamil Sozemeta seventh round TKO
  • Hyun Mi Choi (C) Def. Calista Silado (97–93, 99–91, 98–92) through unanimous decision
  • Defeated John Ryder. Michael Guy through unanimous decision (100–90, 99–91, 96–94)
  • Defeated Carlos Gongora. Ali Akhmedov via 12th round TKO
  • Reshat Mati’s necklace. Dennis Okoth via sixth round TKO

GGG vs Cesaremeta scorecard, live coverage

Golovkin

10

10

10

10

10

10

TKO

60

Szeremeta

8

8

9

8

9

9

51

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