One of boxing’s top stars returns to the ring for the first time in 2019 as former unified middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin battles Steve Rolls in a catchweight bout contested at 164 pounds at Madison Square Garden in New York City, live on DAZN.
The fight marks Golovkin’s debut on DAZN after he signed a six-fight deal with the global sports streaming service in March.
The 37-year-old Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) last competed in September when he dropped a narrow decision in his rematch with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez – a loss that snapped his 39-fight unbeaten streak and removed his WBA and WBC titles.
A trilogy fight with Alvarez looms, but Golovkin’s first order of business is getting past Rolls. Alvarez handled his end of the bargain when he defeated Daniel Jacobs on May 4.
Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs) enters what is by far the most significant opportunity of his career having stopped four of his last seven opponents.
The 35-year-old Canadian defeated KeAndre Leatherwood by unanimous decision in December and many expect him to be the guy who is simply standing between “GGG” and Canelo. Of course, Rolls has other plans in mind.
Considering what happened last weekend, when Andy Ruiz Jr. upset Anthony Joshua to become the unified world heavyweight champion, Golovkin needs to have supreme focus and take Rolls seriously. If he doesn’t, the Canadian can walk right into MSG, defy the odds and dash all hopes of another Canelo-GGG showdown.
Here’s a complete guide to the Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls fight, which is available exclusively for streaming on DAZN rather than traditional pay-per-view, along with updated betting odds, who’s on the undercard and more.
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What time is the Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls fight?
- Undercard: 7 p.m. ET
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET
- Main event: 11 p.m. ET (approximate)
The undercard for Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls will start at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 8. Golovkin and Rolls are expected to make their ring walks at about 11 p.m. ET.
How to watch, live stream GGG vs. Rolls
The Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls fight is not available via traditional pay-per-view. Instead, fans in North America can watch the fight by streaming on DAZN.
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How much does the GGG vs. Rolls fight cost?
A new subscriber to DAZN can sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass to watch the fight. The annual pass – which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports – is $99.99, which averages out to a little over $8 a month. For those who want a monthly plan instead of the longer-term value, fight fans can sign up for a monthly option for $19.99.
For current subscribers, the fight is already included as part of your plan.
Where is GGG vs. Rolls taking place?
Gennadiy Golovkin and Steve Rolls will fight at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This marks the sixth time in Golovkin’s boxing career that he’s fighting at MSG, while Rolls fights at the “World’s Most Famous Arena” for the first time.
Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls betting odds
According to ProBoxingOdds.com, Gennadiy Golovkin opened as a -10000 favorite, which means you’ll need to bet $10,000 to win $100. Meanwhile, Rolls is a +2070 underdog, meaning if you bet $100, you could win $2,070.
Gennadiy Golovkin record and bio
- Name: Gennadiy Golovkin
- Nationality: Kazakhstan
- Born: April 8, 1982
- Height: 5’10½”
- Reach: 70″
- Total fights: 40
- Record: 38-1-1 with 34 knockouts
Steve Rolls record and bio
- Name: Steve Rolls
- Nationality: Canada
- Born: April 15, 1984
- Height: 5’10”
- Reach: 72″
- Total fights: 19
- Record: 19-0 with 10 knockouts
GGG vs. Rolls fight card
|Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls||Super Middleweight||…|
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|Brian Ceballo vs. Bakhtiyar Eyubov||Welterweight||…|
|Charles Conwell vs. Courtney Pennington||Jr. Middleweight||…|
|Israil Madimov vs. Norberto Gonzalez||Jr. Middleweight||…|
|Nikita Ababiy vs. TBA||Middleweight||…|
|Johnathan Arroyo vs. Jordan Morales||Welterweight||…|