There were only two seats left when Gennady Golovkin took on Curtis Stevens at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York. The fans on hand wanted to see who would have more power when these monsters collide. Only one monster showed up though. Curtis Steven did the talking before the fight while GGG did the walking at the fight.
The fight was mostly one sided in favor of the favorite, Gennady Golovkin. GGG used his height as well as his jab as he measured and boxed well than shot his power shots. One of those power shots came in the 2nd round when Golovkin threw a right hook that floored Curtis Stevens. The 3rd round Stevens used to re-cooperate.
Curtis Stevens had his moments landing flush power shots combined with great combos, but nothing significant to rock Golovkin.
Golovkin would again work behind his jab driving Stevens into the ropes. Gennady Golovkin stayed patient with his power shots and once he delivered one that would hurt Stevens, GGG was on top of Stevens peppering him with constant power shots. Those significant shots delivered by GGG came in the 8th round when GGG delivered non stop pressure with no offense to be returned by Curtis Stevens.
Curtis Steven’s corner stopped the match between rounds 8 and 9 giving Gennady Golovkin his 15th straight knockout victory.
Before this fight was made I felt Curtis Stevens was barking up the wrong tree and it was evident in the contest. An over hyped night, yet the night was entertaining. The good with this match-up is the bigger name opponents soon need to face their fears and that fear has the name of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin.