Gennady Golovkin, GGG, of Kazakhstan has taken the boxing world by storm over the past few years.
The 36-year-old is considered one of the best pound-for-pound boxers on the planet and currently possesses a perfect record of 38-1-1 with 34 KO’s. The former unified middleweight world champion, having held the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO titles between 2010 and 2018.
As of October 2018, Golovkin ranked as the world’s second-best active middleweight by The Ring magazine, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB), and BoxRec.
However, GGG is not one of the biggest middleweight around as he’s just over 5-feet-10-inches tall with a 70-inch reach.
Here are 10 facts about Gennady Golovkin that not many people may know.
Golovkin has only fought once as a pro in his native Kazakhstan
GGG’s only homecoming bout came somewhat poetically in his twentieth contest, in 2010, against Nilson Julio Tapia. Of even greater significance was the fact that Golovkin was aiming to go from “interim” WBA middleweight champion to fully elevated titlist. Naturally, Golovkin stopped Tapia in three rounds, and he has ruthlessly held his WBA strap ever since.