Gennadiy Golovkin is back and social media was set ablaze with his return bout.
Golovkin needed just four rounds to win his 35th bout by knockout when he landed a big left hook square on the face of Steve Rolls snd knock him out. The fight was Golovkin's debut on DAZN and with that fight against Rolls out, the former middleweight champion has stated that he now wants another fight against Canelo Alvarez this September. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya reacted to Golovkin's call-out and fired back at Golovkin on social media, saying that Golovkin should win another title before asking for a rematch.
Nice ---- comeback win. Now fight a real fighter, win a belt, and I’ll consider doing the 3rd fight. #Caneloisyourboss— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 9, 2019
Below are social media reactions from the rest of the boxing world on Golovkin's impressive knockout against Rolls.
Credit to GGG who looked like GGG. Not what we wanted, but I’m proud of my man Steve Rolls. He gave it a go, threw some big shots and won round 2. When you open up against a HOF puncher, you run the risk of what happened. Helluva lot better than not going for it, though. #boxing https://t.co/WTer9frY47— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) June 9, 2019
GGG can freaking punch. Man you don't want him touching you. You have to have some hard hands to hit dudes on the top of head and not break your hands.— Stephen Edwards (@BreadmanBoxing) June 9, 2019
Congrats @GGGBoxing !!! The return!— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) June 9, 2019
According to the stats @GGGBoxing got hit with 38 punches in 3 1/2 rounds by Steve Rolls! According to the same punch stats #TallBlackAndHandsome hasn’t been hit wit more than 55 punches over 12 rounds, in a long time!! @SIChrisMannix— Demetrius Andrade (@BooBooAndrade) June 9, 2019
You could see the shots starting to have their effect on Rolls. That hook on top of the head is a very sneaky shit the GGG has.— Mykal(Michael) Fox (@ProfessorMyke) June 9, 2019
Definitely gonna workin that in the gym #GGGRolls
Looking forward to hearing @GGGBoxing talk about a LIST or something else totally irrelevant tonight when @SIChrisMannix asks him about fighting Demetrius Andrade! It must be the #TallBlackandHandsome that GGG and @canelo are allergic to!! @TheLatinSnake_ @heykayadams @DAZN_USA— Demetrius Andrade (@BooBooAndrade) June 8, 2019
There’s GGG, Canelo, everyone else behind those two. Won’t mind seeing a third, it’s 1-1 in my book.— Ishé Oluwa Kamau Ali Smith (@IsheSugarShay) June 9, 2019