Golovkin has been classed by many experts as one of the most avoided boxers in the world. The tricky Russian who was born in Kazakhstan had a fantastic record as an amateur. He has won many world championships including; Junior World Championships, Senior World Championships and a sliver medal at the 2004 Olympic games.
Not only did he reach tremendous success as an amateur, he also beat some of the best boxers that are now making their mark in the pro game. In 2003 he beat Irish middleweight Andy Lee who is boxing for the WBC middleweight title later this year. And, even more impressively he knocked IBF world super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute in just 4 rounds at the 2003 world championships. Bute is now considered to be one of the best fighters in the world so this just shows how good Golovkin really is.
In the semi-final of the Olympic games in 2004 he beat super-middleweight legend Andre Dirrell 23-18. He then went on to lose in the final against a very experienced amateur boxer in Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov.
As a pro he has a perfect record of 22 wins, 0 losses, 0 draws with 19 KO's. The prospect from Stuttgart has barely lost a round in his 22 fights and has never looked in trouble. He won the WBA vacant interim middleweight title on August 14th 2010 where he scored a first round knockout against Milton Nunez.
It is only recently that he has started to gain a little more of the recognition that he deserves. The main reason for this is that a few of his recent fights have been televised on the 'home of boxing' BoxNation.
We are on a mission to improve his popularity and start to gain him more fans which could lead to him landing a serious world title fight.
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