Gennady Golovkin, also known as GGG, will be facing Osumanu Adama this Feb. 1, in Monaco. On paper the fight is a mismatch, and the oddsmakers have Golovkin as a huge 70-to-1 favorite in a fight that will not be picked up by HBO. Read our breakdown of GGG's fight along with some betting props that may be of interest.
The odds for GGG being -7000 means that most of the betting action will be coming in on the total, which is 8.5 rounds with the under at (-230). Golovkin is (-800) to win via KO/TKO and there are additional props like which round will Golovkin win.
Golovkin is off a punishing TKO win over Curtis Stevens on HBO, but his level of competition for this bout has dropped significantly, and this can only be seen as a "stay busy" fight. In fact, talk of GGG's next opponent is already being negotiated before this fight is even over!
Adama will likely fight off his back foot and try to evade the power punches of a stalking Golovkin, who will be the hardest puncher he has faced. In his last fight Golovkin was able to score an early knockdown of Curtis Stevens, but allowed his opponent to survive into the later rounds despite battering him against the ropes, allowing the fight to go over the total set by bookies.
Golovkin vs Adama Prop Betting Odds
The most likely outcome according to online bookies like bet365 is for GGG to win by knockout at (-800) and to do so thoughout the mid-rounds of the fight.