"I feel great, I feel like a new baby", Golovkin said in the aftermath of his win.
GGG knocked out Rolls in the fourth round of their middleweight fight at Madison Square Garden in NY on Saturday night with a huge left hand. Andy Ruiz' shocking upset of Anthony Joshua last week, prompted the unheralded Rolls to speak of his chances with far more confidence than in previous weeks, months - leading up to the fight.
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Golovkin sized him up by winning a close first round.
Incidentally, Golovkin was hopeful a tune-up with Rolls would be enough to entice the unified champ to sign on for a third, non-decisive matchup. The referee counted Rolls out, and the fight was stopped.
Golovkin worked his way out of it and then slammed a short left from a southpaw stance into the face of Rolls for the knockout. "I told my coach, 'OK I see it now, I see, I just need a little bit of time'".More news: Shahid Kapoor looks chic and elegant in all black outfit
"Everybody knows. The fans know who they want me to fight next", Golovkin said. I'm ready for September. "Just bring him, just ask him". I'm ready. If you want big drama show, please tell him.
Golovkin (39-1-1, 35 KOs) made a number of key changes heading into the scheduled 12-round fight.
On the undercard of the DAZN event headlined by Golovkin's DAZN debut and fourth-round win over Steve Rolls, highly-touted prospect Israil Madrimov won his third pro bout with a sixth-round TKO win over Norberto Gonzalez. Right now, I feel completely different because I came back to my knockout.More news: Raytheon, United Technologies to merge