Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin is a Kazakh boxer of Russian descent who competed in the Middleweight division at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal.
He is the current WBA and IBO Middleweight Champion.
- April 8, 1982 (age 31)
- 5' 10" (1.80m)
Golovkin (28-0, 25 KOs) is set to defend the WBA and IBO middleweight belts against the 33-year-old Osumanu Adama (22-3, 16 KOs) on February 1 in Monte Carlo.
“I’m focused for February 1,” said Golovkin, 31, who has now recorded 15 consecutive knockouts. “I think it’s a great fight for us. I have a great opponent in Osumanu Adama. He’s a big champion.”
A silver medalist as a middleweight at the 2004 Summer Olympics, Golovkin last vacated the squared circle in November after successfully safeguarding his crowns versus an over-matched Curtis Stevens.
“GGG” mercilessly stalked the 28-year-old Stevens (25-4, 18 KOs) and the bout was called at the end of the eighth round
Meanwhile, Adama most recently stopped Doel Carrasquillo following six rounds of action.
Adama, who amassed an amateur record of 54-4, is an average prizefighter.
Golovkin will most probably quickly finish Adama and then seek a marquee opponent for his next title defense.
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