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Gennady Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin
Геннадий Головкин
Golovkin in 2013
Statistics
Real name Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin
Nickname(s) Golden Boy
GGG (Triple G)
God of War
Rated at Middleweight
Height 5 ft 10 12 in (1.79 m)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality Kazakh
Born (1982-04-08) 8 April 1982
Karagandy, Kazakh SSR,
Soviet Union
(now Kazakhstan)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 34
Wins 34
Wins by KO 31
Losses 0

Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin (IBO middleweight champion. BoxRec currently ranks him as the world's number one middleweight, and number two pound for pound.[1][2] He is also ranked as the fourth best boxer in the world by The Ring magazine.[3] For his efforts in 2013, Golovkin was named the Fighter of the Year by readers of The Ring.[4]

Golovkin holds the highest knockout percentage – 91.2% – in middleweight championship history and is said to have one of the hardest chins in modern boxing, having never been knocked down or knocked out in over 375 fights, either as a professional, amateur or in sparring.[5] As an amateur he represented Kazakhstan at the 2004 Summer Olympics, winning a silver medal in the middleweight division. In 2003, he won gold at the World Amateur Boxing Championships.

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Amateur boxing 2
    • Amateur highlights 2.1
  • Professional boxing 3
    • Contracted to Universum 3.1
    • Signing with K2 and training with Abel Sanchez 3.2
    • Winning The WBA Middleweight Title 3.3
      • Title Defenses 3.3.1
    • Dual Champion, winning the IBO Middleweight Title 3.4
      • Defending The WBA and IBO Belts 3.4.1
    • Fighting in the United States 3.5
      • Golovkin vs. Proksa 3.5.1
      • Golovkin vs. Rosado 3.5.2
      • Golovkin vs. Ishida 3.5.3
      • Golovkin vs. Macklin 3.5.4
      • Golovkin vs. Stevens 3.5.5
      • Golovkin vs. Adama 3.5.6
    • The WBA (Super) Middleweight Title 3.6
      • Golovkin vs. Geale 3.6.1
      • Golovkin vs. Rubio 3.6.2
      • Golovkin vs. Murray 3.6.3
      • Golovkin vs. Monroe 3.6.4
      • Golovkin vs. Lemieux 3.6.5
  • Personal life 4
  • Professional boxing record 5
  • Titles in boxing 6
  • References 7
    • Video references 7.1
  • External links 8

Early life

Gennady Golovkin was born on April 8, 1982, in the city of Karagandy in the Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union as one of four brothers to a Russian father who was a coal miner, and a Korean mother who was an assistant in a chemical laboratory.[6][7] His older brothers, Sergey and Vadim, had pushed him into the ring. When he was eight, both of them joined the Soviet Army.

In 1990, Gennady's brother Vadim was killed in action. In 1994, Sergey was also killed in action. There were no details given by the government officials and there was no funeral for either. Both brothers were lost before Gennady had turned 14. Golovkin however pressed on and used the family tragedy as motivation to continue fighting.

Golovkin had been throwing big punches all his life. Growing up, Sergey and Vadim would walk the streets with Golovkin and pick men out of a crowd. Are you afraid of him, they would ask Gennady. When he said no, they told him to go get into a fight. Sometimes they wrestled, sometimes they boxed, sometimes they just threw punches.

"My brothers, they were doing that from when I was in kindergarten," Golovkin said. "Every day, different guys."[8]

Amateur boxing

He was a scholarship holder with the Olympic Solidarity program since November 2002.

At the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Bangkok, he won the gold medal beating future two-time champion Matvey Korobov (RUS) 19:10, Andy Lee (29:9), Lucian Bute (stoppage), Yordanis Despaigne in the semi-finals (29:26) and Oleg Mahskin in the finals.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics he beat Ramadan Yasser Abdelghafar 31 – 20 and Andre Dirrell 23 – 18, lost to the Russian Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov 18 -28 and won the silver medal. He qualified for the Athens Games by winning the gold medal at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines. In the final he defeated home fighter Christopher Camat.

At the world championships 2005 he sensationally lost to Mohamed Hikal. He finished his amateur career with an outstanding record of 345-5.[9]

Amateur highlights

  • 2000 won the Junior World Championships in Budapest, Hungary as a Light Welterweight. Results were:
    • Defeated Hao Yen Kuo (Chinese Taipei) RSC-3
    • Defeated Alexander Renz (Germany) PTS (26-7)
    • Defeated Benjamin Kalinovic (Croatia) PTS (21-10)
    • Defeated Evgeni Putilov (Russia) PTS (24-10)
    • Defeated Maikel Perez (Cuba) PTS (30-17)
  • 2002 won the Asian Games in Busan, South Korea as a Light Middleweight. Results were:
    • Defeated Abdullah Shekib (Afghanistan) AB-1
    • Defeated Nagimeldin Adam (Qatar) RSCO-1
    • Defeated Song In Joon (South Korea) PTS (18-12)
    • Defeated Suriya Prasathinpimai (Thailand) RSCO-3
  • 2003 won the World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand as a Middleweight. Results were:
  • 2004 Middleweight Olympic Silver Medalist as a member of the Kazakhstani Olympic Team. His results were:

Professional boxing

Contracted to Universum

After ending his amateur career in 2005 Golovkin signed a professional deal with the Universum Box-Promotion (UBP) and made his professional debut in May 2006. By the end of 2008 Golovkin's record stood at 14-0 (11) and whilst his best win was over Ian Gardner it was obvious that he had the talent to reach the top as long he was let off the proverbial leash. Unfortunately under Universum that didn't seem likely to happen any time soon and Golovkin was given 4 more relatively easy bouts in 2009. In 2010 Universum started to run in to financial issues after having been dropped by German television channel ZDF. This caused a number of issues for Golovkin who was effectively unable to fight in Germany, and contract disputes between the two parties got complicated.[10]

Golovkin terminated his contract with Universum in January 2010, stating in an interview "The reason for this decision is that I've always been placed behind Felix Sturm and Sebastian Zbik by Universum. Our demands to fight against Felix Sturm or Sabastian Zbik have been always rejected on absurd grounds. Universum had no real plan or concept for me, they did not even try to bring my career forward. They would rather try to prevent me from winning a title as long as Sturm and Zbik are champions. Further more, bouts against well-known and interesting opponents were held out in prospect, but nothing happened. This situation was not acceptable. It was time to move forward."[11]

Signing with K2 and training with Abel Sanchez

Golovkin was determined to become a worldwide name, dreaming of following in the Klitschko brothers' footsteps by fighting in Madison Square Garden and Staples Center. He signed with K2 and went into training in Big Bear, Calif., with Abel Sanchez, the veteran trainer behind Hall of Famer Terry Norris and many other top talents. Sanchez was stunned by and impressed with Golovkin's talent and attitude from their first meeting. He has since then worked to add Mexican-style aggression to Golovkin's Kazakh-style amateur discipline, thereby producing a formidable hybrid champion. "I have a chalkboard in the gym, and I wrote Ali's name, Floyd Mayweather's name and his name," Sanchez said. "I told him, 'You could be right there.' He was all sheepish, but once I felt his hands, and I saw how smart he was in the ring and how he caught on... sheesh. He's going to be the most-avoided fighter in boxing, or he's going to get the chance he deserves."[12]

Winning The WBA Middleweight Title

On August 14, 2010, Gennady Golovkin got his 1st major middleweight title. He won the vacant WBA Interim Middleweight Title, defeating Milton Nunez by 1st-round KO in Panama City, Panama. He was later promoted to the status of WBA Regular Champion after the current champion at the time Felix Sturm was promoted to Super Champion by the WBA.

Title Defenses

In December 2010, he made his first successful WBA title defense by defeating Colombia's Nilson Julio Tapia via KO in the 3rd round. In Golovkin's first fight of 2011, he defended his belt against former IBF Light Middleweight champion Kassim Ouma, defeating him in the 10th round by TKO.

Dual Champion, winning the IBO Middleweight Title

In December 2011, Golovkin fought against 2-time world title challenger IBO Middleweight Title. Simon had never been stopped before and Golovkin floored him with a left hook in the first round which he was unable to get up from, winning his 2nd World Title in the process.

Defending The WBA and IBO Belts

Golovkin successfully defended his WBA title for the 4th time and IBO title for the 1st when he took on and defeated Japan's Makoto Fuchigami, earning a TKO victory in the 3rd round. Both of these fights were broadcast on BoxNation, exposing Golovkin to British viewers who were impressed with his performances.

Fighting in the United States

Golovkin vs. Proksa

Distant view of Golovkin fighting against Gabriel Rosado at Madison Square Garden in January 2013.

Golovkin put on an impressive performance in his American debut by battering The Ring's No. 10 Rated Middleweight Grzegorz Proksa(28-1, 21 KO). Golovkin's fifth-round TKO was Proksa's first loss by knockout.[13] In October when Super WBA Middleweight Champion Daniel Geale signed to fight Anthony Mundine in a rematch, the WBA stripped Geale of the title and named Golovkin the sole WBA champion at middleweight.[14]

Golovkin vs. Rosado

Golovkin followed up his Proksa win with a TKO victory over The Ring's No. 9 Rated Jr. Middleweight Gabriel Rosado(21-5 13 KO) on the HBO Salido-Garcia card in the co-main event. The fight was halted when Rosado's corner threw in the towel to save Rosado, who was battered and bleeding heavily from his nose and left eye.[15]

Golovkin vs. Ishida

On 30 March 2013 Golovkin became the first to knock out former WBA interim super welterweight champion Nobuhiro Ishida(24-8-2, 9 KO), finishing him in the third round with a vicious overhand right.[16][17][18][Video 1]

Golovkin vs. Macklin

On June 30, 2013 Golovkin successfully defended his titles against IBO and WBA belts, but as it turned out the powerful boxer had absolutely no trouble dispatching of Matthew Macklin. From the opening bell, Golovkin was the more aggressive fighter, landing more punches and with significantly greater power. In round 3, Golovkin closed the show with a picture perfect left hook to the body. Golovkin set it up perfectly, trapping Macklin against the ropes, creating the opening with an uppercut, then blasting the body with a hook to the liver. The tough Macklin went down hard and didn't even come close to making it back to his feet.Golovkin's victory over Macklin, earned him a spot as one of the very best in the division.

Golovkin vs. Stevens

On November 2, 2013, he successfully defended his titles against The Ring's No. 9 Rated Middleweight Curtis Stevens(25-3, 18 KO) via an eighth-round technical knockout, methodically breaking down the latter with many ferocious punches to the head and body.[19] Stevens went down hard in the 2nd from two left hooks to the head, and after watching their fighter absorb enormous punishment Stevens' corner called for a halt in the 8th.[20] The event captured huge interest around the world, with it being broadcast in more than 100 countries worldwide, including SKY in the United Kingdom, Channel 1 in Russia and Polsat TV in Poland.[21] The win was Golovkin's 15th straight stoppage victory and further cemented his status as one of the greatest finishers in the middleweight division.

Golovkin's camp requested that he be awarded the WBA (Super) Middleweight title in December 2013, but this was refused by the WBA, as Golovkin was already granted special permission for a fight prior to his mandatory commitment.[22]

Golovkin vs. Adama

Golovkin's tenth title defense took place in Monte Carlo on February 1, 2014, against former title challenger Osumanu Adama (22-3, 16KO), which he won by seventh round stoppage. At the end of the 1st round, Golovkin dropped Adama with a solid jab and right hand. Golovkin went on to drop Adama again in the 6th by landing two sharp left hooks to his head, and then again in the 7th with a hard jab. Golovkin then nailed Adama with a left hook to the jaw, sending Adama staggering and forcing the referee to stop the bout.[23]

The WBA (Super) Middleweight Title

On June 3, 2014, after ten successful title defenses, the World Boxing Association officially elevated Golovkin from Middleweight champion to (Super) champion. Golovkin was also granted a special permission to defend his title against Daniel Geale. Golovkin had been previously ordered to face No. 2 Jarrod Fletcher.[24]

Golovkin vs. Geale

On July 26, 2014, Golovkin defended his title for the 11th time, defeating The Ring's #2-rated Middleweight[25] Daniel Geale via a third round stoppage. Golovkin dropped Geale in the second round. A right hand in the third sent Geale down again from which he never recovered completely. A staggering Geale prompted a swift stoppage from referee Michael Ortega. Geale's defeat started from a stiff Golovkin Jab, according to GGG's trainer Abel Sanchez. The accuracy of punches by both fighters were at the 29% mark by Compubox, but the effectiveness of those that connected resulted in a noteworthy win for Golovkin in his record.[26]

Golovkin vs. Rubio

On October 18, 2014, Golovkin defended his title in a championship unification bout against interim WBC Middleweight Champion Marco Antonio Rubio at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Rubio was knocked out in the 2nd round from an overhand left. In the post-fight interview Golovkin called out Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto.

Golovkin vs. Murray

On February 21, 2015, Golovkin defended his middleweight titles in Monte Carlo against British fighter Martin Murray, who had recently defeated Nobuhiro Ishida and Osumanu Adama. Martin Murray started the fight off well defensively, but by the fourth round Golovkin began to heat up and started finding Murray consistently, eventually knocking him down twice in round 4. Golovkin then found it much easier to land his punches on Murray in the middle-rounds, although Murray's chin withstood a lot of Golovkin punches in those middle-rounds, he eventually went down again in round 10 after sustaining a lot of punishment.

Murray came out for round 11 and therefore had lasted longer in the ring with Golovkin than any other of his opponents so far, although Murray came out with a bloodied countenance and Golovkin continued to connect with shots, the referee stopped the bout as he felt Murray was not fighting back effectively and had taken too many punches.

Golovkin's victory over Murray was his 13th consecutive successful title defense, placing him third all-time in consecutive middleweight title defenses behind Bernard Hopkins (19) and Carlos Monzón (14).[27]

Golovkin vs. Monroe

On May 16, 2015, Golovkin faced Willie Monroe Jr a middleweight prospect who had just come off a dominating victory over Brian Vera. Monroe put on a spirited effort, tagging Golovkin frequently with southpaw left hands, but the champion appeared unfazed and was relentless in his pursuit of the slick contender. Golovkin would drop Monroe three times in the bout; twice in the second round and once in the sixth round. When the referee asked Monroe if he wished to continue after the third knockdown, the visibly exhausted and battered Monroe shook his head.

Golovkin vs. Lemieux

Golovkin defeated David Lemieux via eighth round technical knockout on October 17, 2015, at Madison Square Garden to unify his WBA (Super), IBO, and WBC Interim Middleweight titles with Lemieux's IBF title. Golovkin established the pace with his jab while landing his power shots in between – keeping Lemieux off-balance the entire night. Lemieux was dropped by a body shot in the fifth round, and then was badly staggered in the eighth, forcing the referee to halt the bout. With this 21st consecutive knockout victory, Golovkin passed Monzón for most consecutive middleweight title defenses with 15.

Personal life

In 2006 Golovkin moved from his native Kazakhstan to Stuttgart, Germany, and then in late 2014 to Los Angeles, California, where he currently lives with his family. He trains in Big Bear, California.[28] He and his wife Alina have a son, Vadim, who is in primary school.[29] Golovkin speaks four languages: Kazakh, German, Russian and English.[30] His fraternal twin brother, Maxim, a talented amateur boxer, joined Gennady's camp and team in 2012.[31]

Professional boxing record

34 Wins (31 Knockouts), 0 Losses, 0 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 34–0 David Lemieux TKO 8 (12), 1:32 2015-10-17 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Retained IBO & Interim WBC Middleweight titles.
Won IBF Middleweight title.
Win 33–0 Willie Monroe, Jr. TKO 6 (12), 0:45 2015-05-16 The Forum, Inglewood, California Retained IBO Middleweight titles.
Win 32–0 Martin Murray TKO 11 (12), 0:50 2015-02-21 Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo Retained IBO & Interim WBC Middleweight titles.
Win 31–0 Marco Antonio Rubio KO 2 (12), 1:19 2014-10-18 StubHub Center, Carson, California Retained IBO Middleweight titles.
Won Interim WBC Middleweight title.
Win 30–0 Daniel Geale TKO 3 (12), 2:47 2014-07-26 Madison Square Garden, New York, New York Retained IBO Middleweight titles.
Win 29–0 Osumanu Adama TKO 7 (12), 1:20 2014-02-01 Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo Retained IBO Middleweight titles.
Win 28–0 Curtis Stevens TKO 8 (12), 3:00 2013-11-02 Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, New York Retained IBO Middleweight titles.
Win 27–0 Matthew Macklin KO 3 (12), 1:22 2013-06-29 Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut Retained IBO Middleweight titles.
Win 26–0 Nobuhiro Ishida KO 3 (12), 2:11 2013-03-30 Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo Retained IBO Middleweight titles.
Win 25–0 Gabriel Rosado TKO 7 (12), 2:46 2013-01-19 The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, New York. Retained IBO Middleweight titles.
Win 24–0 Grzegorz Proksa TKO 5 (12), 1:11 2012-09-01 Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York Retained IBO Middleweight titles.
Win 23–0 Makoto Fuchigami TKO 3 (12), 1:17 2012-05-12 Ice Palace "Terminal", Brovary Retained IBO Middleweight titles.
Win 22–0 Lajuan Simon KO 1 (12), 2:17 2011-12-09 Ballsaal Interconti-Hotel, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Retained WBA Middleweight title.
Won vacant IBO Middleweight title.
Win 21–0 Kassim Ouma TKO 10 (12), 1:57 2011-06-17 Arena Roberto Duran, Panama City Retained WBA Middleweight title.
Win 20–0 Nilson Julio Tapia KO 3 (12), 2:44 2010-12-16 Sport Complex "Daulet", Astana Retained WBA Middleweight title.
Win 19–0 Milton Nunez KO 1 (12), 0:58 2010-08-14 Arena Roberto Duran, Panama City Won Interim WBA Middleweight title.
Win 18–0 Mikhail Makarov KO 2 (10), 1:24 2009-11-21 Sparkassen-Arena, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein
Win 17–0 John Anderson Carvalho KO 2 (12), 2:20 2009-07-11 Nürburgring, Nuerburg, Rheinland-Pfalz Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight title.
Win 16–0 Anthony Greenidge KO 5 (10), 0:59 2009-04-25 König Palast, Krefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 15–0 Javier Alberto Mamani TKO 1 (10), 2:52 2009-01-17 Burg-Waechter Castello, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 14–0 Malik Dziarra RTD 2 (10), 3:00 2008-11-22 Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Win 13–0 Amar Amari UD 8 2008-06-21 Brøndby Hall, Copenhagen
Win 12–0 Ibrahim Sid TKO 8 (8), 0:26 2008-05-10 Brandberge Arena, Halle an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt
Win 11–0 Ian Gardner UD 8 2008-04-05 Burg-Waechter Castello, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 10–0 Tshepo Mashego KO 1 (8), 2:04 2008-02-29 Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, Hamburg
Win 9–0 Mehdi Bouadla UD 8 2007-09-07 Burg-Waechter Castello, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 8–0 Sergei Khomitsky TKO 5 (8), 1:59 2007-05-25 Fight Night Arena, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 7–0 Simon Mokoena RTD 6 (8) 2007-02-27 Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen
Win 6–0 Sylvain Gomis KO 4 (6), 1:00 2006-12-02 Estrel Convention Center, Neukoelln, Berlin
Win 5–0 Jorge Ariel Garcia KO 2 (6), 2:28 2006-10-21 Brandberge Arena, Halle an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt
Win 4–0 Martins Kukulis TKO 3 (4) 2006-09-19 Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen
Win 3–0 Daniel Urbanski TKO 4 (4) 2006-08-22 Universum Gym, Wandsbek, Hamburg
Win 2–0 Sergei Navarka TKO 3 (4), 1:10 2006-07-29 Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Win 1–0 Gabor Balogh KO 1 (4), 1:28 2006-05-06 Burg-Waechter Castello, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Professional debut.

Titles in boxing

Major world titles:

Minor world titles:

Regional/international titles:

References

  1. ^ http://boxrec.com/records?reset=1
  2. ^ http://boxrec.com/records?reset=1&sex=m&division=Middleweight&status=
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  6. ^ FIGHTER'S INFO, boxing.com, 2 September 2013
  7. ^ "Gennady Golovkin's running out of opponents and might have to fight Andre Ward after Marco Antonio Rub Meet Gennady Golovkin".  
  8. ^ Chris Mannix (January 18, 2013). "Heartbreak spearheads Gennady Golovkin's rise, more boxing notebook". Sports Illusatrated. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ GOLOVKIN STOPS ROSADO IN BLOODY BATTLE, PHILLY BOXING HISTORY , 19 January 2013
  10. ^ Gennady Golovkin, Asian Boxing, Retrieved January 31, 2014
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  13. ^ "Gennady Golovkin wins fight – ESPN Boxing". Associated Press. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  14. ^ Gennady Golovkin named “sole WBA middleweight champion”, East Side Boxing, 1 November 2012
  15. ^ Golovkin stops Rosado in 7th in blood bath, Boxing News 24, 19 January 2013
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  17. ^ Alexey Sukachev (March 30, 2013). "Golovkin Stops Ishida Easy: Rodriguez and Grachev Win". BoxingScene.com. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
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  19. ^ [2], The Ring, 2 November 2013
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  21. ^ Golovkin-Stevens showdown captures huge interest from all over the world, Fight News, 2 November 2013
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  23. ^ "Golovkin defeats Adama by 7th round quick stoppage". Eastsideboxing.com. 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
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  25. ^ "Golovkin vs Geale by the Numbers". Mainevent. 2014-07-23. 
  26. ^ "Gennady Golovkin stops Daniel Geale". espn.go.com/boxing. 2014-07-27. 
  27. ^ "Gennady Golovkin ups KO streak".  
  28. ^ Middleweight champ Golovkin wants 4 fights in 2015. USAToday.com, retrieved August 3, 2015.
  29. ^ Ken Hissner (January 16, 2013). "Boxing Interview with Gennady "Triple G" Golovkin". Doghouse Boxing. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  30. ^ ALH EDGAR ESTRADA (September 11, 2012). "Boxing's Best Kept Secret". athleteslivehere.com. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  31. ^ Gennady Golovkin keeps rolling, faces Matthew Macklin, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, 26 June 2013

Video references

  1. ^ Gennady Golovkin Highlights (HBO Boxing) ( 

External links

  • Professional boxing record for Gennady Golovkin from BoxRec
  • bio – file interview w/ Gennady Golovkin
  • sports-reference
  • Gennady Golovkin on Twitter
  • Gennady Golovkin on Facebook
  • Official website
Awards and achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Julio Cesar Green
WBA Middleweight Interim Champion
August 14, 2010 – October 14, 2010
Promoted
Vacant
Title next held by
Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam
Vacant
Title last held by
Felix Sturm
as Champion
WBA Middleweight Champion
October 14, 2010 – June 3, 2014
Regular Title until November 1, 2012
Promoted
Vacant
Title next held by
Daniel Jacobs
as Regular Champion
Vacant
Title last held by
Daniel Geale
WBA Middleweight Super Champion
June 3, 2014 – present
Incumbent
Vacant
Title last held by
Marco Antonio Rubio
WBC Middleweight Interim Champion
October 18, 2014 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
David Lemieux
IBF Middleweight Champion
October 17, 2015 – present
Incumbent
Vacant
Title last held by
Avtandil Khurtsidze
IBO Middleweight Champion
December 09, 2011 – present
Incumbent
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