Golovkin stops Adama in 7th round!
(Photo/Courtesy Sumio Yamada) By Jim Dower: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KO’s) annihilated a badly over-matched #12 WBA Osumanu Adama (22-4, 16 KO’s) in a 7th round stoppage on Saturday night at the Salle des etoiles, in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Golovkin knocked Adama down three times in the fight and had his face badly swelled up by the time the fight was halted. Adama was knocked down in the 1st, 6th and 7th rounds.
The referee Luis Pabon halted the fight at the 1:20 mark in the 7th after Golovkin staggered Adama with a left hook to the head. The shot wasn’t any more special than some of the other shots that Golovkin had landed earlier in the fight, but the referee had seen enough and decided to halt the fight.
After the fight, Golovkin said that he wants to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Sergio Martinez next. “I want this [Mayweather] fight. I’d go to 154.”
Golovkin didn’t take much punishment and he could definitely be ready to fight Mayweather on May 3rd if he’s up for the fight with GGG.
Golovkin landed a crushing right hand to the head to put Adama on the canvas in the waning seconds of the 1st round. Adama wasn’t ready for the kind of power that Golovkin hit him with, and he immediately went down. Golovkin landed an even bigger shot in knocking Adama down with a left hook to the head in the 6th. That punch was one of the best in the fight for Golovkin.
Adama got up from it, but he was in the survival mode for the remainder of the 6th, and not in the position to do anything at all in the 7th. Golovkin landed a stabbing jab to the head of Adama in the 7th to drop him for the third time in the fight. It was a perfectly placed punch and there was no way that Adama could keep his feet from the sudden impact of the punch. Adama wasn’t expecting Golovkin’s jab to be so powerful, and that contributed to him losing his footing.
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Jarrod Fletcher UD 12 Max Bursak
Ilunga Makabu KO 2 Ruben Angel Mino
Rey Loreto TKO 3 Nkosinathi Joyi
Roman Belaev UD 12 Dean Byrne