On Saturday, May 5, HBO Boxing returned to the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., for Golovkin vs. Martirosyan.

In the night’s main event, IBO, WBA and WBC world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin defended his titles against short-notice replacement Vanes Martirosyan, who filled in for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez following his failed drug test.

In the evening’s main event, IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC, and WBO world female welterweight titleholder Cecilia Braekhus remained undefeated against former WBC world female middleweight champion Kali Reis.

The event aired live at 11 p.m. ET on HBO, HBO Latino, Canal Space (Latin America), RPC Channel 4 (Panama) and Main Event (Australia).

Gennady Golovkin def. Vanes Martirosyan by knockout. Round 2 – WBA, WBC, IBO world middleweight title
Cecilia Braekhus def. Kali Reis by unanimous decision – WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO world female welterweight title
Ruslan Madiev def. Jesus Perez by unanimous decision
Ryan Martin def. Breidis Prescott by unanimous decision

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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