Gennady Golovkin

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Name: Gennadiy Golovkin
Alias: GGG
Birth Name: Геннадий Геннадьевич Головкин
Born: 1982-04-08
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
Birthplace: Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 179cm
Reach: 178cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record
Promoter: Record

Amateur Career

Golovkin vs. Andre Dirrell at the 2004 Olympic Games
  • Amateur Record: Widely reported as 345-5, but records show he had at least 8 losses. [1]
  • 2000 Light Welterweight Gold Medalist at the World Junior Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Results were:
    • Defeated Hao Yen Kuo (Chinese Taipei) RSC 3
    • Defeated Alexander Renz (Germany) PTS (26-7)
    • Defeated Benjamin Kalinovic (Sweden) PTS (21-10)
    • Defeated Evgeni Putilov (Russia) PTS (24-10)
    • Defeated Maikel Perez (Cuba) PTS (30-17)
  • 2001 Welterweight Gold Medalist at the East Asian Games in Osaka, Japan. Results were:
    • Defeated Soo-Young Kim (South Korea) RSC 3
    • Defeated Chi Wangsong (China) RSC 3
    • Defeated Daniel Geale (Australia) 15-3
  • 2002 Light Middleweight Silver Medalist at the World Cup (Team Competition) in Astana, Kazakhstan. Results were:
    • Defeated Javid Taghiev (Azerbaijan) PTS (19-8)
    • Defeated Foster Nkodo (Cameroon) RSCO 3
    • Defeated Andrey Balanov (Russia) PTS (10-7)
    • Defeated Damian Austin (Cuba) PTS (6-4)
  • 2002 Light Middleweight Gold Medalist at the Asian Games in Busan, South Korea. 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 Middleweight Gold Medalist at the World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. Results were:
  • 2004 Middleweight Silver Medalist at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. His results were:
  • 2005 Middleweight Bronze Medalist at the World Cup (Team Competition) in Moscow, Russia. Results were:
    • Defeated Anatoli Kavtaradze (Georgia) RSCI 4
    • Defeated Nabil Kassel (Algeria) RSCO 3
    • Defeated Yordanis Despaigne (Cuba) PTS (40-37)
  • 2005 Kazakhstani middleweight representative at the World Championships in Mianyang, China. Results were:
    • Defeated Nikola Sjekloca (Serbia) PTS (15-12)
    • Lost to Mohamed Hikal (Egypt) PTS (21-27)

Professional Record

Golovkin vs. Daniel Geale in 2014

Championship Record

Variant Record

World Titles

  • WBA Super World Middleweight Title (October 2010-September 2018; 19 defences)
  • IBF World Middleweight Title (October 2015-June 2018; 4 defences)
  • WBC World Middleweight Title (May 2016-September 2018; 4 defences)
  • IBF (2nd) World Middleweight Title (October 2019-present; 0 defences)

Regional & Minor Titles

  • WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight Title (July 2009; 0 defences)
  • Interim WBA World Middleweight Title (August 2010-October 2010; 0 defences)
  • IBO Middleweight Title (December 2011-September 2018; 17 defences)
  • Interim WBC World Middleweight Title (October 2014-May 2016; 4 defences)
  • IBO (2nd) Middleweight Title (October 2019-present; 0 defences)

Career Notes

  • He is of Russian (on father) and Korean (on mother) descent.
  • Featured on the cover of the November 2013 issue of The Ring.
  • Voted 2013 Fighter of the Year in a readers' poll conducted by
  • Named Yahoo Sports 2014 Fighter of the Year.

Preceded by:
Felix Sturm
Upgraded to Super Champion
WBA Middleweight Champion

2010 Oct – 2014 Jun
Regular Champion
Upgraded to Super Champion
2014 Jun – 2018 Sep 15
Super Champion

Succeeded by:
Daniel Jacobs
Regular Champion
Succeeded by:
Saul Alvarez
Super Champion
Preceded by:
David Lemieux
IBF Middleweight Champion
2015 Oct 17 – 2018 Jun 6
Succeeded by:
Daniel Jacobs
Preceded by:
Saul Alvarez
WBC Middleweight Champion
2016 May 18 – 2018 Sep 15
Succeeded by:
Saul Alvarez