Gennady Golovkin

a professional boxer from Kazakhstan

Gennady Golovkin
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Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin popularly known as “GGG,” and “Golden Boy” is a skilled boxer. He won the middleweight category gold medal at the 2003 “World Amateur Boxing Championships.”

Who is Gennady Golovkin? Childhood, Parents, Education, and Nationality

On April 8, 1982, Gennady Golovkin was born in Karaganda, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union. His mother was a Korean who worked as a lab technician, while his father was a Russian, and a coal miner.

Additionally, He has a close relationship with his twin brother Maxim as well as his elder brothers Vadim and Sergey. At the age of eight years old, his elder brothers encouraged him to try boxing.

Moreover, His siblings set up battles for him while he was in kindergarten against opponents who were considerably older than him. In a subsequent interview, he would claim that the fights were set up “every day (with) new men.”

Both Vadim and Sergey joined the Soviet Army when Golovkin was just nine years old. The officers informed his home of Vadim’s death in 1990 & Sergey’s death in 1994.

Further, When Victor Dmitriev initially joined a boxing gym in Maikuduk, Karaganda, he became his first boxing teacher. He had a scholarship with the ‘Olympic Solidarity’ program from November 2002.

At the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Bangkok, he earned a gold medal by beating Oleg Mashkin.

Gennady Golovkin | Career

He went on to pursue a professional career with ‘Universum Box-Promotion,’ debuting in May 2006. After many years Golovkin’s contract with ‘Universum’ was terminated in January 2010 due to disagreements.

Moreover, He accepted a contract with K2 and began training in Big Bear, California, under the direction of renowned trainer Abel Sanchez.

On August 14, 2010, Gennady won his first major world championship after beating Columbian boxer Milton Nez to win the WBA interim middleweight title.

He successfully defended his WBA (Regular) middleweight championship against US professional boxer Lajuan Simon on December 9, 2011.


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Again, he successfully defended his WBA & IBO middleweight belts against American professional boxer Curtis Stevens on November 2, 2013, at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Gennady successfully defended his championship for the 13th consecutive bout on February 21, 2015, in the “Salle des Etoiles” in Monte Carlo against British professional boxer Martin Murray.

On April 23, 2016, he competed against Dominic Wade, an American professional boxer, at “The Forum” in Inglewood, California. He successfully defended his WBA, IBF, IBO, & WBC interim middleweight belts by defeating Wade, who had been undefeated up until that point.

Consequently, On March 18, 2017, Golovkin faced American professional boxer, Daniel Jacobs, in a sold-out Madison Square Garden arena.

Additionally, He won against Canadian boxer Steve Rolls on June 8, 2019, at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Relationship| Is Gennady Golovkin single? Spouse, and Kids

He is wedded to Alina, and the two are the proud parents of Vadim. A daughter was also born to them a few days before his encounter with Alvarez.


In 2006, he traveled from his own country to Stuttgart, Germany, and in 2014, he moved again, this time to Santa Monica, California, where he now lives with his family.

He is fluent in three additional languages in addition to Kazakh, including Russian, English, and German.

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How old is Gennady Golovkin? Height, Weight, and Body Measurement

Gennady Golovkin is 5’11” tall (179 cm), which is equal to his height in centimeters. He weighs 158.7 pounds (72 kg) in kilograms when boxing.

Further, Gennady is 40 years old right now. Again, Gennady’s hair is dark, and he has stunning hazel-brown eyes. His bodily measurements are 43 inches across the chest, 34 inches across the waist, with 17 inches across the biceps.

How much does Gennady Golovkin earn? Net Worth, and Salary

Presently, Gennady Golovkin is worth $30 million. He was the highest-paid athlete around the world in 2018, though, with a net worth of $25 million in the years 2017–18.

Where can we contact Gennady Golovkin? Social Media Presence

If you’re interested in Gennady’s uploads and posts, visit his social media profiles.


Moreover, he has 4.5 million followers on Instagram and 675.3k followers on Twitter.

Quick Facts:

  • Also Known As: Gennadiy Gennadyevich Golovkin
  • Age: 40 years old
  • Spouse/Ex-: Alina Golovkina
  • Father: Gennady Golovkin
  • Mother: Elizaveta Golovkina
  • Siblings: Maxim Golovkin, Sergey Golovkin, Vadim Golovkin
  • Children: Vadim, Vadim Golovkin
  • Born Country: Kazakhstan
  • Notable Alumni: Karagandy State University


Has Golovkin been knocked out before?

In his professional career, Golovkin has contested 41 fights. On the other side, the Kazakhstani boxer has never lost.

Where does Gennady Golovkin live?

Gennady Golovkin, who was born in Kazakhstan, presently resides in CARSON, California.

GGG and DAZN agreed to a three-year, $100 million, six-fight contract in 2018.


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