31 Facts About Gennady Golovkin

1. Gennady Golovkin enjoys playing games with his son and spending time with his family.

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2. In 2006 Gennady Golovkin moved from his native Kazakhstan to Stuttgart, Germany, and then in late 2014 to Santa Monica, California, where he currently lives with his family.

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3. Gennady Golovkin declined the offer and De La Hoya stated there would be no rematch.

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4. Gennady Golovkin applied pressure immediately backing Martirosyan against the ropes and landing his jab.

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5. The last time Gennady Golovkin fought in his home country was in 2010.

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6. Gennady Golovkin tweeted the announcement via whilst Jacobs uploaded a quick video on social media.

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7. Gennady Golovkin was met with stiff resistance as Brook began to fire back, connecting multiple clean combinations on Golovkin, none of which were able to faze him.

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8. On July 8, 2016, it was announced that Gennady Golovkin would defend his world middleweight titles against undefeated British IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook.

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9. Gennady Golovkin established the pace with his jab while landing his power shots in between, keeping Lemieux off-balance the entire night.

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10. Gennady Golovkin received a purse of $1.5 million and Monroe earned $100,000 for the fight.

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11. Gennady Golovkin found it much easier to land his punches on Murray in the middle-rounds.

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12. On February 21, 2015, Gennady Golovkin defended his middleweight titles against British boxer Martin Murray in Monte Carlo.

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13. Gennady Golovkin spoke to ESPN about the announcement, "I'm very excited to fight in California.

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14. Gennady Golovkin was granted a special permission to defend his title against Daniel Geale.

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15. Gennady Golovkin earned $350,000 compared to the $300,000 earned by Macklin.

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16. In round 1, Gennady Golovkin landed clean with his right hand and sent Macklin against the ropes, although it could have been ruled a knockdown because it appeared that only the roped kept Macklin on his feet, referee Eddie Cotton, ruled out the knockdown.

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17. Gennady Golovkin continued his stoppage-streak with a TKO victory over Rosado.

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18. Gennady Golovkin put on an impressive performance in his American debut by battering Proksa to a fifth-round TKO, which was Proksa's first loss by knockout.

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19. Gennady Golovkin was scheduled to make his HBO debut against Dmitry Pirog in August 2012.

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20. Gennady Golovkin has since then worked to add Mexican-style aggression to Golovkin's Eastern European-style amateur discipline, thereby producing a formidable hybrid champion.

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21. Gennady Golovkin signed with K2 Promotions and went into training in Big Bear, California with Abel Sanchez, the veteran trainer behind Hall of Famer Terry Norris and many other top talents.

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22. Gennady Golovkin has an excellent chance to become a champion in athletics.

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23. Gennady Golovkin tried to fight WBA champion Felix Sturm and Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam during this time, but was unable to get them in the ring.

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24. Gennady Golovkin was given 4 more relatively easy bouts in 2009.

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25. Gennady Golovkin qualified for the Athens Games by winning the gold medal at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines.

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26. Gennady Golovkin became a scholarship holder with the Olympic Solidarity program in November 2002.

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27. Gennady Golovkin was born on 8 April 1982, in the city of Karaganda in the Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union to a Russian coal miner and Korean mother, who worked as an assistant in a chemical laboratory.

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28. Gennady Golovkin went on to represent Kazakhstan at the 2004 Summer Olympics, winning a middleweight silver medal.

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29. In 2014, Gennady Golovkin was elevated to his current status of WBA champion and successfully defended both his titles against Daniel Geale.

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30. Gennady Golovkin won his first major world championship, the WBA interim middleweight title, by defeating Milton Nunez in 2010.

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31. Gennady Golovkin is ranked as the world's fifth best active boxer, pound for pound, by The Ring; third by BoxRec; and eighth by the TBRB.

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