A heavy-handed Kazakh with a killer KO percentage.
Weight Class Middleweight
Record 37-0 | 33 KOs | 0 Draws |
Hometown Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Birthdate April 8, 1982
Height 5' 9 1/2"
Since making his HBO debut in September 2012, Gennady Golovkin, also known as GGG, has earned a reputation as the most feared fighter in boxing. Possessing a high ring IQ, Golovkin is known for stalking his opponents, cutting off the ring, and delivering his trademark power. His above-90% KO percentage is the highest of any middleweight in history.
A silver medalist for his native Kazakhstan at the 2004 Summer Olympics, Golovkin honed his skills first in Germany and now in the United States under the careful tutelage of trainer Abel Sanchez.
He scored a TKO victory in his HBO debut against Grzegorz Proksa and another against Gabriel Rosado in early 2013. That June, he floored Matthew Macklin with a stiff body shot at Foxwoods Resort Casino. He finished out the year with his 15th consecutive knockout, a TKO against Curtis Stevens, and was named Ring Magazine's Fighter of the Year.
Golovkin's reputation only grew in 2014, as he stopped Daniel Geale in the third round in the big room at Madison Square Garden, and thrilled the StubHub Center crowd with a knockout of veteran fighter Marco Antonio Rubio in what Golovkin dubbed was his signature "Mexican Style."
2015 saw Golovkin continue his KO streak against the fierce Martin Murray in February, the slick Willie Monroe in May, and, in his HBO Pay Per View debut, the hard-hitting David Lemieux in October.
Gabriel Rosado ? W TKO 7
Matthew Macklin ? W KO 3
Daniel Geale ? W TKO 3
Martin Murray ? W TKO 11
David Lemieux ? W TKO 8