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Friday, February 22, 2019

GGG treats Vanes Martirosyan like a punching bag in easy win

GGG Vanes

Gennady Golovkin wasted little time in wrecking Vanes Martirosyan at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. on Saturday night to retain his WBA, WBC and IBO middleweight title belts.

Golovkin knocked out Martirosyan in the second round, whipping up the Armenian fighter with a flurry of punches that sent him to the canvas. The fight ended after Martirosyan was unable to make the 10 count.

Golovkin improved to 38-0-1 (34 knockouts) with his win. The outcome was not the least bit surprising.

Martirosyan stepped in to fight GGG last month after Golovkin’s originally scheduled May 5 bout with Canelo Alvarez was cancelled due to Alvarez’s failed pre-fight drug tests. Vanes hadn’t fought in nearly two years, which is why the IBF threatened to strip GGG of his title belt if he went forward with the fight. He certainly looked rusty in the ring, although facing GGG will do that to just about anyone.

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