Nobuhiro Ishida vs Gennady Golovkin Odds

Published on February 13th, 2013 2:49 pm EST

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Gennady Golovkin will be defending his WBA and IBO Middleweight titles next against Nobuhiro Ishida on March 31st, 2013. The fight is scheduled to take place at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille in Monte Carlo.

Gennady Golovkin currently has a perfect 25-0-0 record as a professional fighter. Even more impressive is the fact that he is currently on a 12 fight stoppage streak - Golovkin has recently scored stoppage victories over Gabriel Rosado, Grzegorz Proksa and Makoto Fuchigami. Of Golovkin's 25 victories, 22 have ended via knockout. Over the course of Golovkin's 25 professional fights, Gennady has boxed a total of just 103 rounds.

Golovkin's opponent will be Nobuhiro Ishida. Ishida, who is 37 years of age, currently has a lifetime record as a professional of 24-8-2, with 9 of his victories coming via knockout. Ishida has lost his last two fights in a row and 3 of his last five - Ishida has recently dropped unanimous decision losses to Dmitry Pirog and Paul Williams.

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So let's see - one of the most dynamic fighters in the world against a 37 year-old fighter who has dropped his last two in a row?

If you were thinking that Golovkin would be a massive favorite in this fight, you were right. Here are the current betting odds as of this moment:

Gennady Golovkin, -5000
Nobuhiro Ishida, +1200

These odds mean that a $5,000 bet on Golovkin would return a total of $100, while a successful $100 wager on Ishida would return a total of $1,200.

Odds like these mean that Las Vegas oddsmakers are giving Ishida basically no shot of winning.

Can Golovkin keep his 12 fight stoppage streak going, or will Ishida pull off the shocking victory?

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