Golovkin Fight Does Bangup Number on HBO



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.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael 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.