Gennady Golovkin vs. Lajuan Simon
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Gennady Golovkin 159 lbs beat Lajuan Simon 157 lbs by KO at 2:17 in round 1 of 12
- Date: 2011-12-09
- Location: Ballsaal Interconti-Hotel, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
- Referee: Jose Ignacio Martinez Antunez
- Judge: Philippe Verbeke
- Judge: Artur Ellensohn
- Judge: Pawel Kardyni
- World Boxing Association World Middleweight Title (3rd defense by Golovkin)
- IBO Middleweight Title (vacant)
- Gennady Golovkin 21-0 (18 KOs) vs. Lajuan Simon 23-3-2 (12 KOs)
- Simon entered with a record of 2-3 in his previous five.
- It was the first knockout loss of Simon's professional career.
Golovkin landed a pair of solid right hands early. Golovkin landed a left hook that caught Simon coming forward and put him flat on his back. Simon made no attempt to get to his feet as the referee reached the count of ten.