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Golovkin Fight Does Bangup Number on HBO

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Golovkin Fight Does Bangup Number on HBO

The “old” Golovkin is back, y'all…

Gennady Golovkin's demo job on Vanes Martirosyan Saturday night at Stub Hub, and on HBO, resonated with viewers.

The main event  featuring “GGG” Golovkin vs. Vanes, subbing in for Canelo, registered 1,249,000 viewers for the second round KO.

The fight peaked at 1,361,000 viewers, according to the counting experts at Nielsen. This fight is the most watched on cable this year, for the record.

The opening bout – HBO’s first-ever telecast of a women’s fight live on the service – averaged an also commendable 904,000 viewers.  The Braekhus win over Kali Reis peaked at 1,024,000 viewers.

Editor/publisher Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the thought to be impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live since 2017. He now does work for PROBOX TV, the first truly global boxing network.