Gennady Golovkin is a very popular name in professional boxing. The winner of many titles has also been given the nicknames of “Triple G” and “GGG”. The Kazakhstani is probably the best active middleweight boxer in the world today. He is successful, talented, and very career oriented. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Gennady Golovkin in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Born to a Korean mother, Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin has got three brothers. His father is a coal miner from Russia and he was born in 1982 in Karaganda, USSR. His family is one of the biggest reasons for his success, as he used to box with his brothers when he was a child. But his happiness was not confined to stay forever, as his brothers got drafted in the Soviet Army.
When Golovkin was eight years old, he lost one of his brothers in the army. Four years later, he lost another brother in the army. This must have been very painful for the family who shared a wonderful bond. But Gennady was determined to not look back and move ahead to have a career in boxing and joined a gym in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. He began training in boxing under coach Victor Dmitriev.
The successful boxer has been married to his wife Alina Golovkina and has got two lovely children. His family lives in Santa Monica, California. He has always loved California and can fluently converse in English, Kazakh, German, and Russian. He enjoys beef and wants his son Vadim, to attend a school in California.
Career, Award & Nominations
In his amateur career, Gennady Golovkin won many matches. In 2006, he began his career as a professional boxer. He was a number ranked played in 2010. Later that year, he became the world champion by defeating Milton Nunez. Soon he got signed to K2 Promotions and began fighting in the USA. In 2012, he defended his title against Grzegorz Proksa. He has also knocked out Nobuhiro Ishida, who was the welterweight champion.
With multiple victories against several top players of the world, Golovkin soon became the unified middleweight champion. Some of the players he has defeated are Nilson Julio Tapia, Lajuan Simon, Matthew Macklin, Curtis Stevens, Marco Antonio Rubio, David Lemieux, Dominic Wade, Daniel Jacobs, Canelo Alvarez, and Vanes Martirosyan. He has not lost a single match in his WBA career and his only draw was against Alvarez in September 20107.
But Gennady Golovkin is not a professional player for himself. He has also represented Kazakhstan in various international events. He is a gold medallist of the 2003 World Championships held in Bangkok. At the 2004 Olympic Games, he emerged as the Silver medallist. He has also been an Asian Games gold medallist in 2002. At the 2004 Asian Championships held in Puerto Princesa, he again captured the gold medal.
Net Worth & Earnings
Have you wondered on how much the net worth would be of a person who is the best active middleweight boxer in the world? His winning spree has abled him to retain the titles of WBA, WBC, IBO, and IBF. He has never been knocked out throughout his entire career. He has successfully made a net worth of $15 million by winning several titles. It is estimated that Golovkin has already earned more than $18 million from his fights. The money also comes by boxing in several pay-per-view bouts. He has boxed for HBO and Sky Box Office, which has been billed as “Supremacy”, “Middleweight Madness”, and “Golovkin vs. Brook”.
A man who has not yet tasted knock out, Gennady Golovkin is indeed the best active boxer in the world today. He maintains a very low key profile which has really helped him to be successful in the ring as well as in his family life.