Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Steve Rolls Betting Preview, Odds, Schedule: Is Another Upset Brewing at MSG?

Jun 08, 2019 06:30 PM EDT
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Credit: DAZN. Pictured: Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin.

Gennadiy Golovkin (GGG) vs. Steve Rolls Betting Odds

  • Golovkin Odds: -6000
  • Rolls Odds: +1600
  • Over/Under: 5.5 Rounds (+115/-135)
  • Time: Approx. 10:45 p.m. ET
  • How to Watch: DAZN

Boxing returns to Madison Square for the second consecutive week with a card headlined by a feared knockout puncher and an underdog who has about a 5% chance of winning.

Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO) was actually in the building for the upset heard ’round the world and will look to emerge victorious against Canadian Steve Rolls (19-0, 10 KO).

Golovkin’s price to win is much too high to even bother looking at, so we’ll see where the value is in the over/under for Saturday’s action.

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The betting market for this fight will be peculiar because there’s a chance that a lot of casual bettors toss a few bucks on Rolls at massive odds after seeing Andy Ruiz pull off a stunner last weekend in this very venue.

Nobody should expect a similar result here as Ruiz had a few impressive fights under his belt before his sport-changing result. Rolls’ resume is as unimpressive as it gets and it’s clear this is a tune-up fight for GGG before a possible trilogy showdown with Canelo in September.

It’s also Golovkin’s first fight with Jonathon Banks as his trainer, so taking on an also-ran makes sense so that Triple-G and Banks can work through a real fight before what comes next.