The “Big Drama Show” is back, and it was on full display on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Former middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin(39-1, 35 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten Steve Rolls(19-1, 10 KOs) in the fourth round.
With the victory, Golovkin, 37, puts himself in position to possibly get a third fight with unified middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez.
Before the stoppage in round four, Rolls had a lot of success against Golovkin in round two, which included snapping Golovkin’s head back. While Golovkin was not noticeably hurt, it did wake him up, and in the fourth round, he went to work. Golovkin initially hurt Rolls with a right hand on top of the head and would drop him with a left hook. Rolls tried to get to his feet, but he was unable to do so before referee Steve Willis counted to ten.
What’s next for GGG? He and his team made it very clear that they want Canelo, who gave Golovkin his first and only loss last September.
“I’m ready for September. I’m ready for Canelo,” Golovkin said after the fight. “Just bring him, just ask him. I’m ready. If you want big drama show, please tell him.”
Alvarez needs a dance partner for September, and in terms of what would be the biggest fight for Canelo, it has to be Golovkin. The fight makes sense for all parties involved, including DAZN, but who knows what will happen next.