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Birth Date:8th April, 1982Historical Events On 8th April
Sun Sign:Aries Aries Men
Born In:Karaganda, Kazakhstan
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Famous As:Professional boxer
Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, also known as GGG, God of War and Golden Boy, is a Kazakh professional boxer. As an amateur, he won a gold medal at the 2003 Amateur Boxing World Championships in the middleweight division and won a silver medal in the category representing Kazakhstan at the 2004 Summer Olympics. became pro in 2006 and his first major victory in the world championship came in 2010 when he defeated Milton Núñez to win the WBA middleweight middleweight title. Later that year, he was raised to the AMB champion (regular) and the following year he defeated Lajuan Simon to win the IBO vacant middleweight title. He reached the current status of the WBA (Super) champion in 2014 and managed to retain the title as well as the vacant IBO title against Daniel Geale. His winning streak continued to see him beat Marco Antonio Rubio in 2014 and David Lemieux in 2015 to win the WBC middleweight middleweight title and the IBF middleweight title respectively. He was raised to the full champion after the WBC middleweight title was left out by Canelo Álvarez in 2016. He is known for his discrete, discreet, powerful punches and High IQ movements, and holds the IBO middleweight unified, WBC, WBA (Super) and IBF titles. His knockout percentage (89.8) is the highest in the history of the middleweight championship. In March 2017, the "Transnational Boxing Council" (TBRB) and the magazine "The Ring" ranked him second best middleweight boxer in the world, while boxrec.com ranks him number one. Again for the pound, he reached the top ranking of 'ESPN' while boxrec.com and 'The Ring' put him in third place and TBRB in sixth place.
Childhood and old age
Gennady Golovkin was born on 8 April 1982 in Karagandy in the SSR of Kazakhstan, the Soviet Union (now Karagandy, Kazakhstan). His father, a Russian, was a coal miner and his mother, a Korean, worked as a laboratory assistant.
He shared an awesome bond with his elder brothers, Vadim and Sergey, and his twin brother, Maxim. He was inspired by his elder brothers to do boxing when he was eight years old.
Since his days of kindergarten, his brothers organized battles for him and his opponents, much older than him. According to him, it would be "Every day, different guys".
Vadim and Sergey were enrolled in the Soviet army when Golovkin was nine years old. The government informed its family of the disappearance of Vadim in 1990 and the disappearance of Sergey in 1994.
Victor Dmitriev became his first boxing coach when he joined a boxing gym for the first time in Maikuduk, Karaganda.
From November 2002, he made a scholarship with the Olympic Solidarity program.
He won the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Bangkok, beating Oleg Mahskin.
He then won the gold medal by beating Christopher Camat at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines, qualifying for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. There he represented Kazakhstan and won a silver medal.
Demonstrating an excellent performance in his amateur career that he finished in 2005 with a record of 345-5, he continued his professional career with Universum Box-Promotion making his debut in May 2006.
On July 11, 2009, he won the vacant WBO middleweight title beating Brazilian John Anderson Carvalho at the Nürburgring in Nürburg, Germany.
Due to some disputes with Universum, Golovkin terminated its contract in January 2010.
He signed an agreement with K2 and went under the tutelage of veteran trainer Abel Sanchez and began training in Big Bear, California, United States.
He managed to win his first major world championship on August 14, 2010, beating Colombian Milton Núñez to win the AMB middleweight title at Roberto Durán Arena, Panama City, Panama.
In October 2010 he was named the only middleweight WBA champion after the WBA stripped Australian boxer Daniel Geale of the title when he went for a rematch with Anthony Mundine.
On December 9, 2011, he defeated American boxer Lajuan Simon in a match at Ballsaal Interconti-Hotel, Düsseldorf, Germany to retain the WBA middleweight title (regular), as well as the title vacant IBO middleweight.
His first game in the United States saw him beat the Polish professional boxer Grzegorz Proksa on September 1st, 2012 in New York.
Pro Nazi boxer Nobuhiro Ishida, a former unbeaten AMB welterweight champion, faced the first crush of his G career
He managed to defend both his WBA and IBO titles in a nail game that took place on 29 June 2013 in Connecticut against British British boxer Matthew Macklin.
His breathtaking fight with American boxer Curtis Stevens, held November 2, 2013 at The Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York, not only saw that he retained the titles of WBA and IBO, but also marked his 15th shutdown win. The fight was ended by Golovkin with a technical hand on Stevens on lap 8. It has attracted much world attention and has been disseminated in more than 100 countries.
He managed to keep the WBA and IBO base titles against Ghanaian professional boxer Osumanu Adama on 1 February 2014 and thereafter on 3 June 2014 he was officially raised by WBA to his current WBA ).
Special permission was given to Golovkin for defending his title against Daniel Geale. Marking the defense of title 11, Golovkin managed to keep his base titles WBA (Super) and IBO against Geale during a third round stoppage in a battle held on July 26, 2014 at "Madison Square Garden".
On October 18, 2014, he fought with WBC interim champion Mexican boxer Marco Antonio Rubio at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Scoring his first West Coast bout. Not only did he retain the middleweight titles of the WBA (Super) and IBO, but also won the provisional middleweight title of the WBC.
In his fight with British professional boxer Martin Murray on February 21, 2015 at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, he managed to defend his title for the 13th time in a row.
This feat put him as the third of all time behind Bernard Hopkins (19 wins) and Carlos Monzón (14 wins) in the successive defenses of the middleweight titles.
At the moment, he retained the WBA (Super) and IBO middleweight titles against US boxer Willie Monroe Jr. on May 16, 2015 and continued not only to retain both, but also to the WBC middleweight middleweight title, but also to win the IBF middleweight title against Canadian professional boxer David Lemieux on October 17 this year.
His fight with Lemieux scored his 21st consecutive victory and with the latter he surpassed Monzón's record with his 15 successive middleweight title defenses.
He faced the mandatory challenger of the IBF, American boxer Dominic Wade, on April 23, 2016 at the Forum, Inglewood, California, USA. He defeated Wade, who was unbeaten until then, and managed to retain his intermediate WBA (Super), IBF, IBO and WBC provisional titles.
He added another feather to his hat by successfully defending his WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles in a sensational fight against British IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook on 10 September 2016 at 'The O2 Arena' in London, UK -United.
On March 18, 2017, millions of viewers from HBO PPV, as well as the 19,939-tired crowd at Madison Square Garden, witnessed a spectacular one-on-one struggle called Middleweight Madness, first time in his professional career, Golovkin fought every twelve rounds against American boxer Daniel Jacobs.
He continued his victory at 'Middleweight Madness' thus retaining the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles.
His next bout with Mexican boxer Canelo Álvarez will see him defending the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles on 16 September 2017.
Personal life and heritage
He is married to Alina and is blessed with a son Vadim who is currently attending primary school.
He moved to Stuttgart, Germany, from his homeland in 2006 and then moved to Santa Monica, California, USA in 2014 where he currently resides with his family.
Besides Kazakh, he can speak in three other languages, namely Russian, English and German.