Welcome to Fightful's live coverage of Gennady Golovkin vs. Vanes Martirosyan for the unified middleweight titles. The annual Cinco De Mayo boxing extravaganza will see the sport's middleweight king take on former junior middleweight title challenger Vanes Martirosyan after Canelo Alvarez, Golovkin's original opponent got suspended for six months for testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol.
We'll be bringing you live, round-by-round coverage of the main card on HBO. You can join in the discussion on our Disqus board at the bottom of the page.
Here is the main televised card (HBO/11 p.m. EST)
- Gennady Golovkin defeated Vanes Martirosyan by knockout, round 2, 1:53 to retain the WBA "Super," WBC, IBO Middleweight Titles
- Cecilia Braekhus defeated Kali Reis by unanimous decision (97-92, 96-93, 96-93) to retain the Undisputed WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF, IBO Women's Welterweight Title
Cecilia Braekhus (c) vs. Kali Reis: Undisputed WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF, IBO Women's Welterweight Title Fight
Round 1: Braekhus starts off with numerous jabs. Both women clinch. Braekhus connects with two straight left hooks upstairs and continues to pressure forward. Both women exchange a couple of left hooks. The round ends with Braekhus throwing a left hook.
Fightful scored round 1 for Braekhus 10-9
Round 2: Reis is letting her hands go early in the round, but they do not connect. Braekhus lands a couple of left hooks and lunges forward for a body shot. Reis lands a straight right hand and then a solid two-punch combo.
Fightful scored round 2 for Reis 10-9
Round 3: Braekhus lands a couple of straight left jabs and Reis tries to take the fight up close. Reis lands a counter left hook. Braekhus lands a counter right to Reis. Braekhus lands a right hook. The two fighters take the fight up close and clinch once more.
Fightful scored round 3 for Braekhus 10-9
Round 4: Braekhus starts off with a straight right hand followed by a straight right hand by Reis. Braekhus lands a solid right hook and Reis throws a straight left jab. Both women exchange jabs once more.
Fightful scored round 4 for Braekhus 10-9
Round 5: Reis starts off with numerous left jabs. Braekhus is starting to get more active as the fight goes on. Braekhus misses a slow-moving uppercut and Reis throws a three-punch combination. Braekhus lands a straight right hand towards the end of the round.
Fightful scored round 5 for Braekhus 10-9
Round 6: Reis lands a hard left body shot and now both women are starting to land several strong jabs to each other’s jaw. Reis misses with the left hook. The two boxers exchange blows towards the end of the round.
Fightful scored round 6 for Braekhus 10-9
Round 7: Left hooks are being thrown while Braekhus continues to utilize the right jab to its full potential. Reis lands a vicious right hand to Braekhus and Braekhus is knocked down for the first time in her career.
Fightful scored round 7 for Reis 10-8
Round 8: Reis now has the momentum and throwing a lot of combinations early in the round. Braekhus lands a good right and then follows it up with a left hook. Reis throws another big right hand. Braekhus lands a good right hand and then Reis throws one of her own to hurt Braekhus as the round ends.
Fightful scored round 8 for Reis 10-9
Round 9: Reis tries to find the knockout punch and throwing numerous combinations. Reis is pressuring Braekhus and when both women clinch, she lands a good right hand.
Fightful scored round 9 for Reis 10-9
Round 10: Reis is moving forward, throwing several right hooks. Braekhus lands a strong right hand and is getting some much-needed momentum. She lands a good combination, but Reis then lands a solid body shot.
Fightful scored round 10 for Braekhus 10-9, making it 95-94 for Braekhus
Official Result: Cecilia Braekhus defeated Kali Reis by unanimous decision (97-92, 96-93, 96-93) to retain the Undisputed WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF, IBO Women's Welterweight Title
Gennady Golovkin (c) vs. Vanes Martirosyan: WBA "Super," WBC, IBO Middleweight Title Fight
Round 1: The fight begins with Martirosyan landing a right hand to Golovkin’s body. The two boxers exchange blows and Golovkin already has Martirosyan backing up after a couple of strong right hands. Martirosyan throws a good right jab to Golovkin. Golovkin misses with the left hook. Golovkin lands a solid left hook upstairs. Both men clinch once more. Martirosyan throws a body shot up close. Martirosyan hurts Golovkin with a hard left hand at the end of the round.
Fightful scored round 1 for Golovkin 10-9
Round 2: Golovkin starts the round on fire with a vicious left hand and uppercut. Golovkin is starting to warm up and throwing uppercuts. Martirosyan lands a right right hand but then Golovkin lands an uppercut that hurts Martirosyan. This starts a string of clean power punches that decimated Martirosyan. Martirosyan falls flat on his face and is knocked out.
Official Result: Gennady Golovkin defeated Vanes Martirosyan by knockout, round 2, 1:53 to retain the WBA "Super," WBC, IBO Middleweight Titles