Boxing fans were graced with another stunning night of fights over the weekend. With the exhilarating card having now come to a close, the time has come to take a look back at the headliner’s devastating finish.
Boxing fans made their way to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday, May 5, for Cinco De Mayo’s massive card. In the night’s main event WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin went toe-to-toe with short notice opponent Vanes Martirosyan in a battle for division supremacy.
Golovkin was initially set to face off against Canelo Alvarez in a highly anticipated rematch. However, Alvarez has since been put on suspension following failed drug tests.
Vanes Martirosyan, as trained by MMA’s own Edmond Tarverdyan, accepted the replacement spot on short notice. Martirosyan gave it his all against the pugilist phenom, but ultimately suffered a swift defeat.
Check out a replay of Golovkin’s stunning finish within the video above.