It was another successful defence of his WBA middleweight world title for Gennady Golovkin last night. Once again the highly-rated contender didn't even really have to step it up a gear before stopping his opponent. The extremely-game Gabriel Rosado gave it his all but just couldn't handle the bombs that were being thrown at him by a guy who was clearly just levels above.
Rosado had a decent start, losing the rounds but staying away from Golovkin's devastating power shots. However, it was just a matter of time before 'GGG' started to connect with the shots and break his over-matched opponent down. After being battered by Golovkin things went from bad to worse for Rosado as a nasty cut opened up above his left eye. More punishment followed before the fight was finally stopped at the end of the 7th round.
There's not much else I can say about the fight to be honest... It was just another routine defence for the currently unstoppable looking Gennady Golovkin. A step up is definitely needed for the Kazakhstani man now. He has been blasting out "B level" fighters for months now, and has barely lost a round in his career but there are signs of him becoming a little lazy. If this continues he could find himself picking up bad habits that could come back to haunt him in the future.
There are so many big fights out there for him, but is he actually too good for his own good at the moment? I don't think there's an elite-level middleweight out there that actually wants to step in the ring with this guy at the moment. It's a high risk for a low reward. Congratulations to him for retaining his belt and winning emphatically once again, hopefully we will see him in the fights he deserves in the near future.