Gennadiy Golovkin was in rare form in Florida, dominating Kamil Szeremeta in his latest world title fight.
The Kazakh champion dropped Szeremeta four times on his way to a seventh-round stoppage victory in Florida to retain his IBF middleweight title. The fight was the latest that DAZN aired involving the middleweight star.
From the very start of the fight, Golovkin proved he was on a level far above his opponent, knocking him down not one, not twice, but three times in the first four rounds. A durable Szeremeta was able to hang on for a few more rounds, but it was all for naught. Golovkin’s devastating body punches, left hand and powerful jab was as good as it has been in years. Golovkin dropped Szeremeta a fourth time in the seventh round with a jab, beginning the end of the fight. Once the seventh round ended, the referee waived off the fight, awarding Golovkin the victory.
GGG knocks Szeremeta down AGAIN 💪 pic.twitter.com/8uUuF8xnxq
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) December 19, 2020
It was Golovkin’s first fight since he went to war with Sergiy Derevyanchenko back in October 2019 at Madison Square Garden. Golovkin won that fight with a close decision and captured the IBF title.
With his latest title fight over with, Golovkin will have to wait one day before his future could be set. Golovkin’s long-time rival Canelo Alvarez is in action on December 19 against super middleweight star Callum Smith. That fight will also stream on DAZN and the streaming platform is no doubt angling for a third Canelo vs. Golovkin fight.
A fight against Canelo, or Smith if he emerged victorious, could mean a move to super middleweight for Golovkin. Canelo is dead set on competing at super middleweight after a lengthy run at middleweight. It could mean a third fight against Golovkin may happen at a division outside of middleweight, where the first two fights took place.
There are still plenty of big fights left for Golovkin at middleweight, even if a trilogy fight can’t be made. WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade also fights on DAZN as part of Matchroom Boxing and WBC champion Jermall Charlo is the latest to stake his claim as the middleweight king.
Regardless of what happens on December 19, Golovkin will look to secure a big fight in 2021 as his DAZN contract and career is starting to wind down.