Golovkin makes quick work of Geale
- Updated: July 27, 2014
Genady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) notched the most notable win of his career on Saturday night, as he blasted out former middleweight champion Daniel Geale in three frames.
Geale (30-3, 16 KOs) was on shaky legs early on as he suffered a cut above his right eye in round one from a clash of heads, but was unable to deal with Golovkin’s power regardless. Golovkin scored a knocked down in round 2 as he continued to walk Geale down. Golovkin then finished the job in the third round with a devastating right hand that sent Geale down. Though Geale made it to his feet, he was on rubbery legs and signaled to the referee that he had enough.
In the co-featured bout, heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings edged Cuban Mike Perez with a split decision victory. Scorecards read 114-113 Perez , 115-112 and 114-113 for Jennings.
A point deduction for hitting on the break sealed Perez fate in the final round. Without the point deduction, the fight would have been ruled a split draw.
Perez started fast and controlled the early going, but Jennings took over as the fight went into the mid and late rounds. Jennings upped his attack while Perez appearing to fatigue in the second half. With the win, Jennings is now in line to face the winner of the mandatory fight between WBC champion Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder.