Gennady Golovkin was born on April 8, 1982. He is known to boxing fans as GGG or Triple G. He is from Kazakhstan. He is the former unified middleweight champ. In October, he was ranked second best active middleweight boxer. He is ranked as the world’s sixth-best active, pound for pound, boxer. He is known for his power and precise punching. He is very methodical when he is in the ring. He had a 23 knockout streak that lasted from 2008 to 2017. His knockout percentage is 87.2%. He won a Silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
GGG next fight date:
Gennady Golovkin’s next fight is 8th June 2019. He is fighting Steve Rolls, and both are fighting for the unified middleweight title. They are fighting at Madison Square Garden. This is Golovkin’s comeback into boxing from a brief hiatus.
Gennady Golovkin Records:
Golovkin has had many memorable fights in the ring. His record is 38-1-1, with 34 knockouts. Here are a few of the most memorable bouts that Golovkin has been a part of.
Golovkin vs Wade:
He was to fight Dominic Wade, who at that time had a record of 18-0, with 12 knockouts.
The fight was April 23, at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
The crowd of 16,353 was a sellout. Golovkin fought to his 22 knockouts and Wade was knocked down three times before the fight was stopped.
The fight ended 23 seconds into round 2. Golovkin earned $2 million for this fight. The viewers of this fight were 1,325,000 strong. It peaked at 3,888,000 on HBO.
Golovkin vs Brook:
On September 10, 2016, Golovkin fought Kell Brook to defend his middleweight title. Kell Brook had a record of 36-0, with 25 knockouts. The fight took place in Brook’s homeland.
It was in London, England at the 02 Arena. The fight was on HBO and Sky Box Office pay-per-view in the U.K.
Golovkin went on to win this fight. He landed 133 of the 301 punches he threw, which is 44.2%. Brook landed 85 of his 261 punches, 32.6%.
HBO aired it in the afternoon and 843,000 viewers watched the fight. It peaked at 907,000. This fight was huge considering what time it aired. Golovkin earned $5 million for this fight.
Golovkin vs Jacobs:
On December 22, 2017, Gennady Golovkin went against Daniel Jacobs, who had a record of 32-1, with 29 knockouts. This fight was in Panama. The crowd was almost 20,000 and it sold out. This fight went 12 full rounds.
This was the first 12 rounds that Golovkin ever went during a boxing bout. This led to a unanimous decision victory for Golovkin. He received $2.5 million and Jacobs $1.75 million. This fight generated 170,000 pay-per-view buys, and the live gate was $3.7 million.
Golovkin vs Martirosyan:
On 5th May 2018, Golovkin went up against Vanes Martirosyan, who was a former light middleweight world title challenger and California local. The fight ended up being at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
The fight brought 7,837 fans out. Golovkin knocked out his competition in round 2. When round 2 began, Golovkin started out by being fast and punching quickly and calculated. He landed a right uppercut, then a body shot. This was followed by nine power shots and Martirosyan fell face first in the ring.
Golovkin landed 36 of 48 shots, which is 43%, while Martirosyan landed 18 of 73, which is 25%. Golovkin won $1 million for the fight and Martirosyan won $225,000. There were 1,249,000 viewers and peaked at 1,361,000.
Golovkin vs Alvarez:
The first time that these two fighters met was exciting. It was in Las Vegas. The judges’ cards said that Golovkin won, well, two judges had him winning. The other judge had Canelo Alvarez winning.
This first meeting of the two middleweights ended in a draw. Of course, they both wanted a rematch to settle the score.
Their second meeting in September 2018 was at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. This fight ended in a unanimous decision in favor of Canelo Álvarez. This fight went 12 rounds.
Gennady Golovkin is an amazing fighter, who has set records in the sport of boxing. He is getting older and is doing well and training hard for his upcoming fight against Rolls. The fight is 8th June and it’s going to be an intense and entertaining fight no matter who the winner is.