VERONA, NY – Gennady Golovkin made a statement to the American boxing fans that he is a forced to be reckoned with as he scored a scintillating fifth round stoppage over Grzegorz Proksa to retain the WBA Middleweight championship at the Turning Stone Casino Resort.
The Bout Headlined HBO Boxing After Dark.
Golovkin dominated the bout from the outset as he dropped Proksa in the opening frame.
Golovkin continued to pummel Proksa by bullying him around the ring. The challenger showed tremendous courage by fighting toe to toe with the heavy handed Golovkin.
Golovkin battered Proksa along the ropes in round four before scoring his second knockdown in the fight. Golovkin ended things with a vicious flurry of punches that sent Proksa down and out and the fight was stopped at 1:11 of round five
Golovkin of Kazakhstan is now 24-0 with twenty-one knockouts. Proksa of Poland is now 28-2.
“It was a good first fight in America”, said Golovkin.
Ï am ready for anyone and that includes the winner of Martinez and Chavez Jr. I hope to be back in December”