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Video: Gennady Golovkin brutally knocks out Vanes Martirosyan

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It was quick, it was brutal, it was Gennady Golovkin. Watch his finish of Vanes Martirosyan.

Gennady Golovkin made short work of late notice replacement Vanes Martirosyan, who replaced Canelo Alvarez after Canelo’s drug test failure for clenbuterol. Martirosyan was predictably a heavy underdog, seeing as he hadn’t fought for two years, and while he was a contender at junior middleweight, he’d never fought at middleweight before.

Martirosyan entered Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Southern California having never been knocked out. “GGG” changed that in a flash, as a vicious combination of punches planted Martirosyan face-first on the canvas and he failed to beat the count. A second-round KO for Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs), as Martirosyan (36-4-1, 21 KOs) Another Edmond Tarverdyan trained fighter winds up on the wrong end of a highlight reel.

Watch the video clips below:

Here’s Bad Left Hook’s play-by-play of the ending:

Round 2: Right hand from GGG, and then a good uppercut hurts Vanes! Vanes ties up. That could’ve been a knockdown call, but Jack Reiss probably rightly rules it a push. GGG shoots another uppercut, it misses. Right hand from Vanes, hard left back from GGG! Right hand from GGG! Another! GGG opening up and Vanes is down, face-first to the canvas! The count is on! He’s on his knees at eight, but he’s counted out! Golovkin KO-2

Golovkin is still the WBC, WBA, and IBF middleweight champion, although it should be noted that the IBF did not sanction this as a title fight.

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