MONTE CARLO, Monaco — Gennady Golovkin made short work of Nobuhiro Ishida earlier tonight via a crushing third round TKO to retain his WBA middleweight title.
Golovkin was never in any danger and from the outset began landing hard jabs and right hands. Ishida was game but couldn’t score his own clean shots. The challenger got wobbled badly several times in the second from Golovkin’s right hand.
In the third it would be a Golovkin overhand right that crumpled Ishida and knocked him through the ropes, prompting referee Stanley Christodoulou to forego a ten count.
Billed as a “stay-busy fight” for Golovkin, the Ishida knockout is his seventh defense of his title. Golovkin is slated to make his third HBO appearance in June against an opponent to be determined.
Ishida loses his third straight and promised to retire if he lost this fight.[youtube http://youtu.be/m1MPag9Zb9A]