Following nine months out of the ring Gennady Golovkin made his DAZN debut with a devastating knockout of 19-0-0 Steve Rolls at Madison Square Garden, however despite the result, Rolls put in a valiant effort as long as the fight lasted, landing notable punches on Golovkin, but did not seem to have the punching power to make it count.
DAZN Debut Done In Style ✅
— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) June 9, 2019
In the fourth round, a left hook to the top of the head shook Rolls, with Golovkin following up with another left that sent the Canadian to the floor, Rolls bravely attempted to get to his feet but the fight was over, Golovkin’s power once again the difference.
After the fight there were calls for Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez to finalize a trilogy later in the year, however, Canelo’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya tweeted to imply that if Golovkin wants Canelo, he will first have to recapture a world title to bring to the table.
Nice 👍🏼 comeback win. Now fight a real fighter, win a belt, and I’ll consider doing the 3rd fight. #Caneloisyourboss
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 9, 2019
With Golovkin now nearly 38 years of age, the fight with Canelo will need to happen sooner rather than later for it to remain as competitive as the first two, however, if Oscar De La Hoya’s message is anything to go by, Golovkin v Canelo III will not be next.