Golovkin expected back in action in March or April
By Allan Fox: WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (25-0, 22 KO’s) will be fighting in March or April, according to Steve Kim. There still isn’t an opponent picked out for his next fight but his promoter Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions has some possibilities he’s looking at. Golovkin’s next fight might not be televised on HBO due on account of them possibly not having an open date for him during those months.
Golovkin defeated Gabriel Rosado (21-6, 13 KO’s) by a 7th round TKO last Saturday night in Madison Square Garden in New York. It was pretty much a one-sided fight considering Rosado chose to circle the ring for most of the fight rather than attempting to engage Golovkin.
Rosado was able to land some nice shots in the 5th round when he attempted to engage Golovkin for the first time in the fight in a sustained manner. That was kind of Rosado’s last stand, however, as he was hurt at the start of the 6th round by a big right uppercut from Golovkin, who looked like he wanted to pay Rosado back for some of the good work he had done in the 5th.
After getting hurt in the 6th, Rosado looked like a bloody, spent shell as he moved constantly and took hard jabs, left hooks and right hands each time Golovkin could cut off the ring to land shots. In the 7th, Rosado’s corner threw in the towel to save him from taking anymore punishment. At that point in the fight, Rosado was no longer throwing his occasional shots and was just taking a real pounding.
Golovkin didn’t win the fight the way he wanted to but then again he didn’t have a willing opponent. Rosado was literally in the full retreat mode from the 1st round on, and there was no way that Golovkin was going to be able to take out that kind of opponent with the way he was fighting. When you’ve got a fighter that’s just looking to survive the way Rosado was, it’s difficult to stop them considering their who focus is just not to get knocked out rather than trying to win the fight.