Gennady Golovkin vs Kamil Szeremeta Preview Dec. 18th
Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan brings his Big Drama Show back to the ring in Hollywood, Florida this Friday, Dec. 18th when he takes on unbeaten Kamil Szeremeta of Poland. The 12-round bout for Triple G’s IBF, and IBO World Middleweight Titles and can be seen live in North America and the UK on DAZN. Golovkin won the vacant IBF and IBO titles in May, 2019 with a close unanimous decision over Sergiy Derevyanchenko in a slugfest. Szeremeta last fought in October, 2019 when he stopped Oscar Cortes in the second round.
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Golovkin vs Szeremeta Betting Odds
- Kamil Szeremeta +1100
- Gennady Golovkin -2750
Golovkin’s 38 years old and now and his hopes of a second rematch against Canelo Alvarez are fading with Alvarez simply waiting until Triple G ages some more before getting into the ring with him again. Golovkin arguably won both decisions against Alvarez but his official record stands at 40-1-1 with 35 Ko’s with the loss and draw both coming to Alvarez. Golovkin had a streak of 23 straight knockouts until beating Danny Jacobs by unanimous decision in March of 2017. Since then he’s gone the distance twice with Alvarez in 2017 and 2018, stopped Steve Rolls and Vanes Martirosyan and gone the distance with Derevyanchenko.
Golovkin’s power may be slightly diminished these days but he managed to drop Jacobs and also wobbled Alvarez in both fights. The champ stands just over 5-feet-10-inches tall with a 70-inch reach and turned pro back in 2006 after a fine amateur career. He’s fought 212 rounds since then with his stiffest competition being Alvarez, Jacobs, Derevyanchenko, Kell Brook, David Lemieux, Willie Monroe Jr., Marco Antonio Rubio, Martin Murray, Daniel Geale, Curtis Stevens, Matthew Macklin and Gabriel Rosado. He was attempting to defend his title for the 21st time when losing his WBC and WBA belts to Alvarez via majority decision in September, 2018.
He isn’t perfect, but Golovkin simply goes about his job no matter who he faces. He’s also shown to have a granite chin to go along with his power and fine boxing skills. Golovkin isn’t afraid of getting hit while he unleashes fierce body and head shots but can also be patient while stalking his prey. He’s usually in great shape and just keeps coming and eventually wears the majority of his opponents down. With an 83.3 per cent knockout ratio it’s fair to say Golovkin’s a KO artist, in fact one of the best ever in the middleweight division.
Szeremeta is 31 years old and owns a perfect mark of 21-0 but with just 5 Ko’s. He made his pro debut in 2012 and has boxed 144 rounds since. He stands just over 5-feet-9-inches tall with an unlisted reach which means he’s an inch shorter than Golovkin. Szeremeta enjoyed a fine amateur career and made it to the final of the 2012 Polish National Championships after winning the Polish Boxing Federation Grand Prix three years earlier.
So far, Szeremeta has displayed a solid chin but obviously has a lack of power with a current knockout ratio of just 23.8 per cent. He’s also taking a huge step up in class as his most recognizable opponents up to now have been the likes of Kassim Ouma, Edwin Palacios, Ruben Diaz and Patrick Mendy. He also won the vacant European Middleweight Title in February, 2018 when he stopped Alessandro Goddi in the second round. This will be just Szeremeta’s second fight in America but his second in a row.
This is supposed to be a routine title defence for Golovkin and it definitely helps that Szeremeta lacks the power to stop Triple G from moving forward. Golovkin could have some ring rust though since he hasn’t fought in over a year and a half. Szeremeta could put up a tough fight but I’m expecting Golovkin to wear him down and likely do enough to stop him.
Golovkin’s too strong and experienced to lose his titles here.
Play: Golovkin -2750 @ BetOnline.ag
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