Gennady Golovkin, Kazakhstan professional boxer: biography, personal life, sports career
Kazakhstan's land has become the birthplace of many boxing superstars. Among them, Wladimir Klitschko, However, they subsequently changed their citizenship and represent other countries. Gennady Golovkin, whose biography will be described below, still represents Kazakhstan and makes it very worthy. Coming from Karaganda today is the strongest boxer of his division, one of the three best fighters regardless of weight category, his fights are recognized as one of the most entertaining.
Brief presentation of the champion
Gennady Golovkin, or "Triple G", is today considered one of the most unusual and skillful boxers of our time. In his weight, he collected all any significant belts and titles.
Friendly and smiling guy in life, in the ring Gennady turns into the most dangerous and ruthless puncher. He is a very technical boxer with a crushing blow. Almost all fights of Gennady Golovkin end in knockout.
As a rule, he starts fights, methodically and slowly processing opponents with strong jabs. When the opponent is already exhausted and exhausted, Golovkin turns on high speed and begins to choose an opportunity for a decisive blow. Since 2008, in this manner, the Kazakh puncher held 23 fights, all completed ahead of schedule. Only in March, Daniel Jacobs managed to hold out against all of his 12 rounds.
At home, a boxer is an unconditional idol and the most popular athlete showered with state awards and titles. He now lives in the US, where they are training Gennady Golovkin. Overseas also appreciate the Kazakh athlete. Readers of the magazine The Ring, he was recognized as the best boxer of the year, Gennady also received the title of the most dominant fighter.
Gennady Golovkin was born in Karaganda, Kazakh SSR, in 1982. Dad worked at the mine, mom - in the chemical laboratory.By origin, Gennady is Russian by his father and Korean by his mother, however, he himself always positions himself as a 100% Kazakh, goes to all his fights in the national chapan.
The boy was rich in brothers, unfortunately, the elders died in mysterious circumstances. The younger brother Vadim was also engaged in boxing, now he helps the invincible champion to prepare for fights. Boxing Gennady Golovkin loved since childhood. He had his first duel at the age of 11 at regional competitions. There, the boy had to fight with the guys who were several years older than him, but he was tempered by the conditions of life in the district of Maikuduk. The boys were not limited to workouts in the gym, in their free time they sometimes put on several layers of clothing and worked on each other until exhaustion.
Career in amateurs
During his amateur career, Gennady Golovkin managed to win almost all the significant titles and titles. Only the Olympic summit remained unconquered. He began his victorious march in 2000, winning gold at the junior championship of the planet.
The first results at the adult level are dated 2002.Then, at the World Team Championship, held in the athlete’s homeland, Gennady Golovkin won victories in all of his fights. This helped Kazakhstan to take the final second place in the tournament.
Being the strongest Asian boxer, he won all continental competitions without any problems, becoming a triumphant Asian Games Asian Championship.
In 2003, the Kazakhstani won the world championship, beating two future champions on the way to the final - Irishman Andy Lee and Romanian Lucian Bute.
At the 2004 Olympics, Gennady Golovkin was considered the main favorite. He won all his opponents with a big advantage until he reached the decisive battle. However, Gaidarbek Gaidarbekov from Russia still managed to stop the technical boxer, and he was content with silver.
Transition to professionals
Having gained a reputation for himself at the amateur level, Gennady Golovkin decided to continue his career in the professional ring. For an athlete from the post-Soviet space, the shortest way to the cherished arena passed through Germany, where the strongest clubs in Europe operated and boxing was developed.
Gennady Golovkin signed a contract with the infamous Universum, where the Klitschko brothers and other famous fighters began.During the German period of his career, the athlete fought against the little-known and frankly weak opponents. Fights of Gennady Golovkin ended ahead of schedule and did not arouse much interest of the public.
The first contender, who had at least some resistance to the Kazakh boxer, was Mehdi Boudla, who had decent statistics of victories and defeats. The fight lasted all the required eight rounds and ended with the victory of Gennady on points.
In 2009, the first title fight finally took place. Gennady Golovkin, knocking out in the second round of the Brazilian Anderson Carvalho, won the title of intercontinental WBO champion.
For the further development of his career, Kazakhstanis needed to end their relationship with the promotional organization Universum, whose representatives could not and did not particularly want to find serious opponents for Gennady and give him the opportunity to become a real boxing world star.After long disputes and court proceedings, in 2010 Golovkin finally left the infamous firm and began to cooperate with K2 Promotion, created by the Klitschko brothers. Subsequently, the famous American Tom Lefler becomes the promoter of the boxer, who helped him with the organization of fights in the United States.
In 2010, Gennady Golovkin, whose biography in boxing could get into a dead end, nevertheless began a campaign for the championship belts. He first took the WBA interim champion title by knocking out Milton Núñez in the very first round. At the end of the year, Gennady Golovkin won the title of regular champion of this association, having dealt with Nelson Tapia without any problems.
For several years, the boxer successfully defended his title, simultaneously taking the championship belt IBO.
Breakthrough in the USA
Gennady Golovkin could have remained an ordinary “European Europion”, that is, a boxer who fights against little-known opponents who are not interesting from the point of view of television. To enter a new level, fights with boxing stars on American soil were being broadcast, broadcast by reputable TV channels.
The first such fight was to be a match against Dmitry Pirog, the WBO world champion. However, due to a back injury, the latter had to look for another opponent. Grzegorz Proks was considered potentially the most dangerous boxer among all previous opponents Golovkin. But the most important thing is that for the first time in his career, the Kazakh boxer fought in the United States, and moreover with the broadcast on the famous HBO channel.
Gennady Golovkin conducted the fight in his usual aggressive manner, completely dominated the ring, and in the fifth round after several knockdowns the judge stopped the beating of the Pole.
Apparently, under the impression of this fight, WBA super champion Daniel Gil refused to meet with Golovkin, and he was recognized as a full champion of this boxing association in 2012.
In 2013, Gennady fought at the famous Madison Square Garden arena. He also aired on HBO. Rival was Puerto Rican Rosado. He resisted well, dangerously counterattacked himself and delivered many accurate shots. However, Golovkin surpassed him in power and in the seventh round pushed his opponent. Referee recognized the victory of Kazakhstan by technical knockout.
After this series of fights, Gennady got into the list of the most entertaining boxers according to the HBO channel version. This has already been a real recognition of Golovkin as a boxing star.
In the rank of absolute winner
In 2014, a curious fight took place with Marco Antonio Rubio. During the control weighing, the weight of Golovkin Gennady (72.1 kg) was within the limit of 72.574 kg. The rival did not actively drive the weight and exceeded the set limit.As a result, it was decided that in the event of a victory over Golovkin, the Mexican would not take his titles, which would become vacant. However, Gennady knocked him out in the second round and once again confidently defended his belts.
The reputation of the boxer has already allowed to claim the sale of rights to show his fights on paid channels. For the first such match, a strong contender was required. He was the IBF world champion David Lemieux. The unifying fight, in which several belts were played at once, aroused great public interest and was broadcast on the paid HBO PPV channel. Gennady Golovkin was considered the undisputed favorite, wondering only in which of the rounds Lemieux capitulated.
The Kazakh boxer methodically processed the Canadian from the first seconds of the fight. Hard blows to the liver alternated with strong blows to the head. Courageous Lemieux survived until the eighth round, already entering the ring with a broken nose. However, the referee stopped the fight, not waiting for more serious injuries.
The last duel was Gennady Golovkin against Daniel Jacobs. The match was also broadcast on the cable channel and had the title status.Here Gennady had to spend all 12 rounds for the first time in his career. Although Jacobs was knocked down, he was not broken. The Briton defended himself stubbornly, and at the end of the battle he even imposed an exchange of blows, dangerously attacking Golovkin. The tense and equal fight nevertheless ended with the victory of the Kazakhstani on points.
The wife of Gennady Golovkin, unlike his star spouse, is an absolutely non-public person. Alina met him in 2000 at the birthday of mutual friends. There were guys for seven years before getting married in 2007.Alina gives herself entirely to the home and family, in which the third member appeared - the son Vadim, born in 2009.
Gennady Golovkin is today one of the most important stars of the world of boxing. It's not even in numerous titles and titles, but in how he acts, how spectacularly he spends all his fights.