Boxing takes center stage on Saturday, May 5 with Gennady Golovkin returning to the ring to take on Vanes Martirosyan at the Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif. The bout will be for Golovkin’s WBA (Super), WBC, and IBO middleweight titles. Initially, Triple G was slated to face off against Canelo Alvarez in a rematch of their Sept. 16 draw, but Canelo was forced to withdraw from the bout following two positive drug tests for clenbuterol. Canelo claimed that the failed drug tests were a result of contaminated meat.
With Canelo withdrawing from the bout, Vanes Martirosyan stepped in to fill the void.
While Golovkin is favored, Martirosyan is not lacking in confidence.
”This is my destiny fight,” Martirosyan said at the final pre-fight press conference. ”This is everything I have dreamed of. Triple G and I will put on a good fight. I can’t wait for Saturday. Don King, thanks for believing in me. We’ve done all the talking. Now we will do the fight,” Martirosyan said.
Also appearing on the Cinco de Mayo card is a women’s welterweight title fight between Cecilia Braekhus and Kali Reis, UFC veteran Nam Phan, and the return of “Chocolatito” Román González.
All of the information you need to catch Golovkin vs. Martirosyan from the opening bout can be seen below.
Golovkin vs. Martirosyan: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: Gennady Golovkin vs. Vanes Martirosyan
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Location: Carson, Calif.
Venue: Stubhub Center
Pay-Per-View Card Time: 10:00 P.M. EST
Broadcast: HBO, Pay-per-view
How To Watch Golovkin vs. Martirosyan Online
Gennady Golovkin vs. Vanes Martirosyan will begin this Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:00 P.M. and can be watched online – without cable subscription – via HBO, HBO Go, HBO Now, Sling TV, and Amazon. Here are your options in detail:
Golovkin vs. Martirosyan begins at 10:00 P.M, you may stream the fights for free via Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computer or mobile device. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within seven days, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the Sling TV app for your computer, phone or mobile device to start streaming.
One can watch HBO’s programs by downloading the HBO App on his/her mobile device. The HBO Go app is free to download and allows you to watch free programming with your HBO subscription. This app allows you to also purchase PPV programs on your mobile devices and tablets. If HBO is not a part of your cable subscription, you can download and subscribe to HBO’s standalone streaming service, HBO Now.
Live Streams via Reddit
Your other option is to visit MMAStreams on Reddit to see if you can find a stream for this event.
Golovkin vs. Martirosyan Fight Card
- Gennady Golovkin vs. Vanes Martirosyan for Golovkin’s WBA/WBC Middleweight title
- Cecilia Braekhus vs. Kali Reis for Braekhus’ WBA/WBC/WBO/IBF Women’s Welterweight title
- Ryan Martin vs. Breidis Prescott; Junior Welterweight
- Brian Ceballo vs. Nam Phan; Welterweight
- Román “Chocolatito” González vs. Pedro Guevara