Golovkin vs Rolls: TV channel, live stream, start time and undercard for fight night at Madison Square Garden. GGG is back in action following Canelo defeat as he faces unbeaten Canadian Steve Rolls in the Big Apple. GENNADY GOLOVKIN returns to the ring with a super-middleweight clash against Steve Rolls in New York. Following his dramatic points defeat to Saul Alvarez in September last year, GGG is on the comeback trail as he looks to set up an epic third showdown with the Mexican unified champ.
Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, formally announced to media that he is bringing his Big Drama Show back to the “Mecca of Boxing” on Saturday, June 8, in a 12-round rumble with Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs), who hails from Toronto. The fight will be contested at a maximum weight of 164 lbs. and marks GGG’s debut on DAZN.
“Steve Rolls doing a lot of reading lately and there are a couple things I keep coming across – ‘Who is this guy?’ and ‘This is going to be a tune-up fight.’ I’m the underdog that’s been hungry for this position. Make no mistake this isn’t a tune-up. I’m coming to fight. And with everybody, who doesn’t know me now, after June 8, you won’t forget me. I’ve got much respect for Gennady Golovkin, but I’m coming to shock the world.”
Since that defeat, Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) has signed a new six-fight deal with DAZN, the sports streaming platform. “I am very excited to be returning to the ring and bringing the Big Drama Show back to Madison Square Garden,” Golovkin said. “The Garden’s fans are fantastic.” The Toronto-based Rolls has compiled an unbeaten record with 19 wins out of 19 including 10 knockouts.
Golovkin, 37 will take on Rolls on June 8 (June 9 AEST) at Madison Square Garden, New York, as he launches a comeback that could culminate with a third fight against Alvarez later this year.
The hard-hitting Kazakhstan veteran lost his WBC, IBO and WBA titles last year when he was defeated by Alvarez via majority decision at their Las Vegas rematch, one year after a controversial draw.