The verdict is in and, despite all of the shenanigans, Gennady Golovkin's quick KO win over Vanes Martirosyan sold like hotcakes on HBO. What exactly that means isn't quite clear, but more Golovkin on our television sets is something most boxing fans seem to want.
In the co-feature, Cecilia Braekhus had to battle through a few rough patches to retain her welterweight title over Kali Reis. But the larger story is that with the first women's boxing match on HBO happening without a serious hitch and cleared the way for more.
This coming weekend on ESPN, Vasyl Lomachenko takes on Jorge Linares at Madison Square Garden, and for once we get to see if a a Lomachenko opponent is able to hang with him on the boxing front. Over on HBO, Sadam Ali takes on late replacement Jaime Munguia on the heels of sending Miguel Cotto into retirement with a tough loss.
Expect this and more on this week's episode of Knuckles and Gloves Boxing Radio with Brin-Jonathan Butler and Patrick Connor.
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