Gennady Golovkin is a professional boxer from Kazakhstan born on April 8, 1982. He won a silver medal in the middleweight in the 2004 Summer Olympics. He hasn’t had any defeat yet. Now he is WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight champion. With the percentage of 89%, he has the best knockout rate of middleweight history.
Gennady Golovkin’s Career
Golovkin has fought more than 380 and has never been knocked out in these fights. In 2013 he was awarded the “Fighter of the Year” award by The Ring magazine. Also he beat the former world champions Kassim Ouma and Daniel Geale. In 2003, he won the gold medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships in Bangkok by defeating Matvey Korobov, Andy Lee, Lucian Bute, Yordanis Despaigne and Oleg Mahskin. He made his winning series 31-0 by defeating Marco Antonio Rubio on October 18, 2014. Then the boxer, nickname GGG made his record 34-0 by beating Martin Murray, Willie Monroe Jr and David Lemieux with knockout.
Then Golovkin went to England and fought against the ever-defeated middleweight champion Kell Brook, and knocked out his opponent in the fifth round. A great match and an awesome opponent are expecting to Golovkin, who managed to defeat Daniel Jacobs with his score last March. On September 16, 2017, Golovkin fought against Saul Alvarez to maintain the WBC, WBA, IBF and IBO championships. This fight, one of the greatest matches of the year, ended in a draw at the end of 12 rounds. In this match 1 referee gave a point to Golovkin, 1 referee to Canelo and 1 referee gave draw point.
Golovkin whose rematch was cancelled fought with Armenian-born American Vanes Martirosyan on May, 5. Golovkin has been a professional boxer since 2005 and knocked out his non-knockout opponent in the second round.