Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and undefeated Top-10 world-rated contender STEVE ROLLS kicked off their coast-to-coast media tour with a New York press conference April 22, at Madison Square Garden.
Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, will formally announce that he is bringing his Big Drama Show back to the “Mecca of Boxing” on Saturday, June 8, in a 12-round rumble with Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs), who hails from Toronto. The fight will be contested at a maximum weight of 164 pounds and streamed live on DAZN.
Golovkin vs. Rolls kicks off the exclusive six-fight, three-year global partnership between GGG Promotions and DAZN, the world’s fastest-growing sports streaming platform.
Boasting a resume that includes a record 20 consecutive middleweight title defenses (18 by way of knockout), Golovkin has consistently drawn packed houses to the five previous events he has headlined at The Garden, dating back to 2013.
Rolls(19-0, 10 KOs) who has stopped four of his last seven opponents, has vowed to ice the middleweight legend with his version of a Canadian cold front.
“Make no mistake; this isn’t a tune-up. I’m coming to fight,” Rolls said at a press conference on Monday. “With everybody getting to know me now, after June 8th, you won’t forget me. I got much respect for Gennady Golovkin, but I’m coming to shock the world.
If the 35-year-old Rolls does find a way to beat Golovkin, he will turn the middleweight division upside down, and of course, he would shock the world. He is undefeated, but obviously, he has not fought anybody as good as Golovkin. Anything is possible, but a Rolls’ victory would be absolutely stunning.