The current IBF and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is about to return to the ring. He will face off the mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta. Here is our Golovkin vs Szeremeta betting preview on the likely winner, no other than the Kazakh legend Golovkin.
More than a year after winning back the IBF and IBO titles, Gennady Golovkin is going to fight his mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta. The fight is taking place on Friday, December 18, in Florida. As our Golovkin vs Szeremeta betting preview shows GGG despite slowing down will likely win easily.
Most online sportsbooks in the United States massively favor GGG over Szeremeta. 22BET Sportsbook one of the largest platforms offering the best boxing odds, value GGG at -2000. Whereas Szeremeta stands at +2700. Most likely because of the weak resume and low KO ratio Szeremeta has.
Golovkin remains the top middleweight fighter
The 38-year-old GGG has had two successful fights after the first loss in his professional career against Canelo Alvarez in 2018. He won by a KO against personal trainer Steve Rolls in June 2019. He then won with a unanimous decision over Sergiy Derevyanchenko in October 2019. A victory over Szeremeta might be a good build-up for a trilogy against Alvarez in 2021.
GGG has a wealth of experience with a record of 40-1-1, 35 KOs. His first world title came in 2011. Among his top fights were a unanimous decision win against Daniel Jacobs in 2017, and a draw and a loss against Alvarez in 2017 and 2018. Many analysts at online sportsbook news sites in the United States believe Golovkin was treated unfairly in the two fights against Alvarez.
No doubt that GGG with the pedigree he has can KO Szeremeta in early rounds with -455 odds. The skills, physical strength, and mentality of GGG remain at the highest level. However, some think that he started slowing down especially in the last fight against Derevyanchenko. If so he might get in trouble against Szeremeta, but a win for GGG is almost definitive. To see all odds favoring GGG check out our review about 22BET Sportsbook.
Golovkin vs Szeremeta betting preview
The 31-year-old Kamil Szeremeta from Poland will have his first championship fight. He is yet to be defeated with a record of 21-0, and only 5 KOs. But, most of his fights were in small halls in Poland. The only relevant fight was against Oscar Cortes, with a second-round KO, on the night Golovkin won against Derevyanchenko at MSG.
Many boxing fans perceive this fight as a mismatch, but Szeremeta is the rightful mandatory challenger. Should Szeremeta win, it will be one of the biggest if not the biggest upset of 2020. Alongside Golovkin vs Szeremeta betting preview, check out our Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith betting preview. If the favorites capture the victory, GGG vs Alvarez trilogy will be on the horizon.