Betting Preview for Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Kamil Szeremeta – Odds, Predictions, and Best Bets (December 18, 2020)

| December 8, 2020 12:28 pm PDT

Gennadiy Golovkin makes his eagerly anticipated return to the ring against Poland’s Kamil Szeremeta on Friday, December 18.

The man known to fans as “GGG” defends his IBF and IBO middleweight titles for the first time. Golovkin beat Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the vacant straps in October 2019 in controversial circumstances. Did the Kazakh lose that fight? I think Derevyanchenko has a right to feel pissed about not getting a rematch, at least.

But that’s all in the past now, so let’s focus instead on betting on Golovkin vs. Szeremeta. I’ll be taking you through the odds for Golovkin vs. Szeremeta, as well as the best bets, a little later. First, here’s who I believe wins this fight.

Golovkin vs. Szeremeta – Who Wins?

  • Gennady Golovkin by KO/TKO

There’s no other way of saying this, so I’ll be as blunt as I can be — this is a mismatch.

Golovkin, who claims to be the best middleweight on the planet right now, has picked Szeremeta because it’s an easy fight for him.

I’ll get into why that is a little later. First, let’s see if the oddsmakers on the top boxing sportsbooks are thinking the same as I am.

Latest Golovkin vs. Szeremeta Odds

Gennadiy Golovkin to Win-2500
Kamil Szeremeta to Win+1000

No disrespect intended to Szeremeta, but he shouldn’t be in this fight.

Szeremeta’s odds to beat Golovkin come in at +1000. That means that you will make a $1000 profit for a $100 bet.

That will give you an indication of what the unbeaten Pole is up against here. Before a win over the limited Oscar Cortes on the Golovkin vs. Derevyankchenko card at Madison Square Garden last year, he had mostly fought in small halls in Poland. Now he is up against one of the top middleweights of the past 20 years.

Golovkin’s odds to beat Szeremeta are -2500, which means a $2500 bet will earn you a modest $100 profit.

Even at 38 and fading, GGG should have little trouble in dispatching Szeremeta. The bookies clearly see this fight as a foregone conclusion, and I won’t argue with that.

So, knowing what we know at this point, here’s the best Golovkin vs. Szeremeta bets.

Best Bets for Golovkin vs. Szeremeta

  • Golovkin to Win by KO/TKO
  • Golovkin to Win in Round 3
  • Fight to End Under 3.5 Rounds

Golovkin to Win by KO/TKO is the obvious bet for this fight.

The grays around his temples might be expanding, but the last thing a fighter loses is their power. And by God, does the Kazakh have power.

It’s against supreme boxers that Golovkin has failed to show his power. The likes of Daniel Jacobs, Sergey Derevyanchenko, and Canelo dealt with his pop. But there is no way Szeremeta will become just the fourth man to go 12 with GGG.

Golovkin to win in Round 3? Why not?

After all, Szeremeta is a fighter that has no power. He has scored just five stoppages in 21 wins, after all. None of those opponents would look lost fighting in front of a few guys in a snooker hall.

Golovkin smashed personal trainer Steve Rolls in 4 last year. In May 2018, he knocked out Vanes Martirosyan, a light-middleweight coming off a two-year layoff, in 2. In 2016, he stopped welterweight Kell Brook in 5, disfiguring the lighter man for life.

Considering all of the above, I fancy him to get it done in the third round.

The Fight to End Under 3.5 Rounds works for me.

I don’t see Szeremeta getting past the third in this fight. That has a lot to do with his style and approach to inside fighting.

Allow me to explain in a little more detail.

Why Golovkin Beats Szeremeta

There is just a huge gulf in talent here. But the same can be said for many of Golovkin’s opponents over the years.

With the exception of Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs — and to some degree, Sergey Derevyanchenko — Golovkin has fought no one capable of challenging him. But rather than accept fights against the likes of Jermall Charlo or Demetrious Andrade, he picks guys like Szeremeta and Rolls.

The truth is, at this point, Golovkin is almost a spent force. Derevyanchenko proved that when he beat him, only for the same old crap to occur with bogus decision making denying the Ukrainian his glory.

But Golovkin doesn’t want any of Derevyanchenko. He doesn’t want Charlo or Andrade. Instead, he’d rather pick guys like Steve Rolls and Kamil Szeremeta to convince casuals that he is a knockout machine in order to cash in on a third fight with Canelo. A fight that he will definitely lose.

But in his next fight, Golovkin beats Szeremeta inside three rounds.

More Boxing Bets and Fights on the Horizon

As you can probably guess, I’m about as excited as a turkey at Thanksgiving for this one.

I think Golovkin is sullying his reputation by taking these fights. I’m certainly not the fan I once was, put it that way.

Anyway, I am more excited about some of the other fights coming up. There are two, in particular, that should be much better spectacles. You can take your pick of betting content for the latest boxing matches by clicking here, but I’ll leave you with these two to have a read of.

Good luck with your bets!

Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

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