Saturday June 29, Bloody Elbow presents live fight coverage of Gennady Golovkin vs. Matthew Macklin, live on HBO. HBO Boxing After Dark Golovkin vs. Macklin airs this Saturday, June 29 live on HBO with a fight time of 9:45 p.m. ET. Bloody Elbow will have live fight coverage, including results and discussion, right here.
Fight odds are now available for Golovkin vs. Macklin. As expected, it's the undefeated Golovkin who comes in as the favorite, and a pretty massive favorite at that. Here are the current odds via Bovada:
Gennady Golovkin -1100
Matthew Macklin +650
That's a huge line for GGG, but it's not ridiculous. No one has yet to truly challenge Golovkin, and despite some solid credentials, Macklin doesn't look like the man to do it. Still, should Macklin pull off the upset, these are odds that will make some very happy.
Also interesting is the over/under for rounds. Bovada again has this pegged at 8.5 rounds, with -250 under and +170 over. That's actually a bit more conservative than I would have anticipated, as the chances of an early Golovkin KO are definitely high.
Overall, these lines clearly show that while Macklin may be something of a test for Golovkin, it's a test most expect the power puncher to pass with little difficulty.
Join us here at Bloody Elbow for HBO Boxing After Dark Golovkin vs. Macklin results, discussion, and live fight coverage this Saturday June 29.
GOLOVKIN VS. MACKLIN FIGHT CARD:
Gennady Golovkin (26-0; 23 KOs) vs.
Matthew Macklin (29-4; 20 KOs)
Thomas Oosthuizen (21-0-1; 13 KOs) vs.
Brandon Gonzales (17-0; 10 KOs)
Willie Nelson (20-1-1; 12 KOs) vs.
Luciano Cuello (32-2; 16 KOs)