City Sports Report

Golovkin wins again by KO by Jason Schott

Bryant Jennings vs Mike Perez (Photo by Ed Mulholland, K2 Promotions)

Gennady Golovkin successfully defended his Middleweight World Championship with a knockout of Daniel Geale in the third round of their fight on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

Golovkin retained the World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Organization (IBO) titles. He improved his record to 30-0, and this win was his 27th by knockout, giving him a knockout percentage of 90 percent.

Golovkin knocked down Geale in each of the first two rounds, and won the first round 10-9 and the second 10-8 on all of the judges’ scorecards. In the third round, Geale hit Golovkin in the face, but left himself vulnerable and Golovkin hit him in the face, which left him stumbling around, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

In the main undercard, for the World Boxing Council (WBC) Heavyweight title, Bryant Jennings beat Mike Perez in a fight that went the full 12 rounds.

Perez dominated the fight early, but Jennings deflected many of the shots and that was a big part of why he won. Perez threw 571 punches in the fight, but only 20 percent, or 116 of them, connected. Jennings threw 513 punches, and 149, or 29 percent, connected.

Perez was docked a point in the final round for a low blow, and that loomed large, as he lost two of the three scorecards by just a point. Two judges scored the fight 114-113 in favor of Jennings, and the third judge had it 115-112 in favor of Jennings.

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