Gennady Golovkin is a Kazakhstani professional boxer who currently holds a sh** load of titles: WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight championships. As of May of 2017, BoxRec and Transnational Boxing Rankings Board ranked him the world’s best middleweight.
Golovkin is known for his powerful and precise punching, balance, and methodical movement. With a streak of 23 knockouts that spanned from 22 November 2008 to 18 March 2017, he holds the highest knockout percentage – 89.8% – in middleweight championship history.
On September 16, 2017, there will be an exclusive bout between Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez! This is a fight you don’t want to miss!
Gennady Golovkin’s Net Worth 2017: $6 Million
Golovkin’s net worth is an astonishing amount. He is worth $6 million as of this year. No wonder he is worth this much; think about it, he won four major middleweight championships. Also, in his amateur career, Golovkin won a gold medal in the middleweight division at the 2003 World Championships. He went on to represent Kazakhstan at the 2004 Summer Olympics, winning a middleweight silver medal. That is definitely the reason why he is worth more than a million.
2006 of May sparked the beginning of his professional career. After moving up the ranks from the amateur stage, Golovkin signed a professional deal with the Universum Box-Promotion (UBP) and made his professional debut in May 2006. By the end of 2008 Golovkin’s record stood at 14–0 (11 KO).
Golovkin was determined to become a worldwide name, dreaming of following in the Klitschko brothers’ footsteps by fighting in Madison Square Garden and Staples Center. He signed with K2 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.
In July 2009 Golovkin defeated John Anderson Carvalho to win the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight title.
In August 2010 he beat Milton Nunez to win the Interim WBA Middleweight title. In December 2011 he defeated Lajuan Simon to win the vacant IBO Middleweight title.
It was first reported on January 31, 2013 that a deal was close for Golovkin to defend his world titles against former WBA interim super welterweight champion Nobuhiro Ishida (24–8–2, 9 KO) in Monte Carlo on March 30. Ishida had lost his last two fights, but had never been stopped in his 13 year career. Golovkin became the first to knock out Ishida, in what was said to be a ‘stay busy fight’, finishing him in the third round with a vicious overhand right. The referee did not begin a count and immediately waved an end to the bout.
On June 3, 2014, after ten successful title defenses, the World Boxing Association officially elevated Golovkin from Middleweight champion to (Super) champion. Golovkin was also granted a special permission to defend his title against Daniel Geale.
His latest fight was a win over Willie Monroe, Jr. in May 2015 to bring his professional record to an undefeated 33 – 0 with 30 knockouts. In addition to being undefeated, he has never been knocked down or knocked out in almost 400 fights.
On May 18, 2016, Álvarez vacated the WBC middleweight title, which resulted in Golovkin being immediately awarded the title by the WBC who officially recognized him as their middleweight champion.
Immediately after the Chavez fight on May 6, Canelo Álvarez announced that he would next fight Golovkin on the weekend of September 16, 2017 at a location to be determined. So far Golovkin’s professional boxing record is 37 wins and 0 losses.