Golovkin-Macklin: Live round-by-round updates


alt will be posting live, round-by-round updates for Saturday night’s HBO-televised WBA middleweight bout between WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin and challenger Matthew Macklin.

The broadcast will begin at 9:45 p.m. ET

Gennady Golovkin Matthew Macklin
Record: 26-0-0 (23 KOs) 29-4-0 (20 KOs)
Age: 31 31
Stance: Orthodox Orthodox
Height: 5-foot-9 1/2 5-foot-10
Reach: 73 1/2 inches 72 inches
RING rating: No. 2 No. 6

Golovkin has scored knockouts in his last 13 fights.

Golovkin vs. Macklin live blog: Refresh this page often for updates.

Referee: Eddie Cotton

Judges: Glenn Feldmann, Clark Sammartino, Julie Lederman

Both fighters re-hydrated to 170 pounds. Macklin enters first, wearing a green robe trimmed in orange with “Mack The Knife” in white letters on the back. Golovkin enters with a purple robe with gold lettering “GGG” on the back.

Michael Buffer: “Let’s Get Ready To Rumble!!!”

Macklin receiving cheers; Golovkin, more boos than cheers.


Round 1: Macklin comes out and meets Golovkin at ring center. Golovkin’s boxing. Macklin sticks the jab. Another Macklin jab. Jab and clinch by Macklin. Golovkin’s moving forward. Macklin circling, clinching. Two hooks by Golovkin. Clubbing right and clinch by Macklin. Jab, jab, body shot by Macklin. Left to the body by Macklin. Right by Golovkin. Power is evident in Golovkin. Solid jab by Golovkin and a right. Solid right and a left that make Macklin stumble into the ropes. Golovkin, 10-9.

Round 2: Macklin told to stop moving to Golovkin’s right by trainer Buddy McGirt. Golovkin out-landed Macklin, 21-10, in the first. Abel Sanchez tells him to keep walking Macklin down, having fun, mixing it up. Hard right drives Macklin to the ropes. Another solid short right by Golovkin. So strong. Macklin drives two short lefts inside and clinches, but Golovkin’s still coming. Hard right by Golovkin. Lot of holding and clinching by Macklin early. Hard right and left and right by Golovkin. Left to the body by Golovkin. Right to the body. Macklin gets in a right. Solid right by Golovkin. Double-jab by Macklin. Macklin’s cut over the left eye. Golovkin, 10-9; Golovkin, 20-18.

Round 3: Golovkin landed more than half of his jabs in the second. Macklin told by McGirt to double on the jab, that he’s being countered over it. Jab, jab, right to the body by Golovkin and then an uppercut. Macklin takes a hard right. tthover the left eye. HARD LEFT TO THE BODY DROPS MACKLIN TO PRONE POSITION ON THE CANVAS. HE’S WRITHING IN PAIN. COTTON REACHES THE COUNT OF 10. IT’S OVER. THIRD ROUND KO!!!!


Photos by Naoki Fukuda

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