Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls: Prediction and Start Time

Former unified middleweight world titleholder Gennadiy Golovkin will fight Steve Rolls on Saturday night ( DAZN, 9 p.m. ET) in a super middleweight fight contested at a catch-weight of 164 pounds at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

This marks the first fight for Golovkin under new trainer Johnathan Banks since splitting with long-time trainer Abel Sanchez back in April.

Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO's), 37, a Kazakhstan native based in Los Angeles, has not fought since losing a razor-thin majority decision to Canelo Alvarez in their rematch eight months ago. However, a majority of ringside observers felt that GGG won both fights. On the other hand, the second bout was much closer.

If Golovkin is victorious against Rolls, a trilogy matchup against Canelo would undoubtedly be on the table.

Rolls (19-0, 10 KO's), who was born and raised in Canada, is an unproven fighter. Though unbeaten through 19 professional fights, the 35-year-old has yet to face any boxer of note. Now, he will put his record on the line against one of boxing's top pound-for-pound fighters.

Prediction:

Round 1: Golovkin wins by knockout

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