Golovkin, however, turned it up a couple notches in the second round and seemed to declare war on Martirosyan.
Golovkin, 36, withstood a flurry of punches from his Armenian-American challenger in the first round, as Martirosyan's stiff jabs caused a red patch on GGG's face after the initial three minutes of their championship fight.
Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) was originally scheduled to rematch Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in a 5 March blockbuster. It was also a return to form for the 36-year-old, who had failed to knock out his last two opponents, Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs.
By now, boxing fans will certainly know the situation surrounding Canelo, and the fact that he tested positive for the clenbuterol substance which saw him removed from his highly anticipated rematch against Triple G on Cinco de Mayo weekend.
The fight got off to a roaring start, with both Golovkin and Martirosyan looking to establish their distance and pace.
Betfair Sportsbook traders want nothing to do with taking Gennady on in this fight and that makes flawless sense.
"It was like being hit by a train". On that note, slick southpaw Billy Joe Saunders still stands in Golovkin's way of becoming undisputed middleweight champion, as the Brit holds the WBO middleweight title. In the post-fight interview, Golovkin made sure to call out Alvarez. It ended up a draw, which is the lone blemish on a record that now includes a record-tying 20 consecutive title defenses.
The IBF has behaved the most foolishly, refusing to put its title on the line for Martirosyan and then declaring Golovkin will be stripped if he doesn't take on mandatory challenger Sergey Derevyanchenko - a 32-year-old Ukrainian with a paltry 12 professional bouts - by early August.
HBO is hosting the fight exclusively in the USIf you're lucky enough to already have HBO in the United States, you'll be able to watch the fight live in the U.S. with no extra costs. Just 4-3-1 in his last eight fights, Martirosyan considers himself rested and ready to shock the sport. "I have lots of belts". She has heen the welterweight world champion for the past nine years.
Golovkin is bothered by it, but he's still fighting Martirosyan.
Under his Nevada suspension, Alvarez does not have to take any drug tests until a month before his next fight. He described his technique to boxinginsider.com, "I see where he (the opponent) goes, and once he makes a little tiny mistake, my punch is there and I deliver my full ability" Coming off the lightning fast first round knockout of Fernando Vargas, just six weeks ago, boxing fans get another chance to see KingRy impress.
Others also pointed to Sir Alex's infamous ability to put up a good fight as they voiced their hopes he would pull through. Keown's emotions got the better of him on that day and he was suspended for three matches and had to pay a £20,000 fine.
The Kaduna State Government has commiserated with the people of Birnin Gwari following fatal attacks on the area by bandits. The Kaduna State police command has not confirmed the attack as at the time of filing this report.
Mobile Internet services also remained suspended for the second day in the region. "But they refused", Vaid said. The Kashmir University, where he taught, was ordered closed for two days, according to a university statement.
Hertl was sent in on a breakaway at the 9:08 mark of the first period as the Sharks caught the Golden Knights on a line change. Jonathan Marchessault opened the scoring, and Nate Schmidt added an insurance goal that was only detectable by replay.
Pujols joined Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Alex Rodriguez as the only players in baseball history with 3,000 hits and 600 homers. Entering Friday , Pujols had hits off 966 pitchers, an impressive list that literally runs from A (Arroyo) to Z (Zambrano).
The company was initiated on Tuesday, December 6 by Bank of America. ( NYSE:BX ), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. The company's stock had a trading volume of 29,969,398 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,961,868.
After protracted negotiations, management last week offered a 2% pay rise this year and an additional 5% over 2019-2021. France's economy minister on Sunday warned that the survival of Air France was now in the balance.
Other states including Missouri, South Dakota, and MS searched for "Taco Bell" as a way to celebrate the holiday. The analyst team at Cable TV.com did some research to see what each state was Googling the most on the holiday.
But with Barca remaining on track to go the entire LaLiga season unbeaten, Iniesta was happy to be able to go out on a high. His first shot was saved by Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, the second fired wide of the far post.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the prime minister, condemned the attack as Pakistan prepares for federal elections expected this summer. Police had increased security at the hospital and high-ups visited the medical facility to check the security arrangements.
Gaza blast kills six Hamas gunmen
He said the men had been close to the border fence, but that he was not sure if they actually crossed into Israel. The protests have seen thousands gather to demand access to their families' lost homes or lands, now in Israel.
Lebanon Elections Syria Shadow
There are 583 candidates competing for 128 parliamentary seats, evenly split by law between Christian and Muslim candidates. While many polling stations faced similar issues of long queues, others appeared to be coping easily with the voters.
Champions League and Europa League revenue
Jurgen Klopp insists his only focus is on Liverpool's upcoming "semi-final" in the Premier League against Chelsea . For that, of course it helps massively if you have this obvious sign: being in the Champions League final .
Four killed in Srinagar gunfight, clashes
Internet services have been suspended in Srinagar to prevent people from sharing information about the situation in Chattabal. The two men were abducted from their houses located in Gulshan Mohalla of the village in the intervening night of May 4-5.