Gennady Golovkin is a professional boxer of Kazakhstan who currently holds the unified middleweight titles of WBC, IBF, WBA(Super) and IBO. He is currently ranked first by The Ring for world’s best active boxer, pound for pound. Here is a quick summary of Gennady Golovkin’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Gennady Golovkin Early Life
Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin hails from Karagandy, Kazakhstan where he was born on April 8, 1982. His father was a Russian coal miner and his mother was Korean who worked in a chemical laboratory.
He has three brothers and when Golovkin was just eight years old, they had encouraged him to start boxing. As a young boy, Golovkin used to pick up fights with grown men and when his brothers used to ask him if he was afraid of them, then he would respond “NO”.
Golovkin two old brothers joined the Soviet Army when he was just 9 years of old. Both of his brothers died while serving in the Soviet Army one in 1990 and the other in the year 1994.
Golovkin is married to Alina and they have a son, Vadim who is in primary school.
Gennady Golovkin Career, Awards & Achievement
Gennady Golovkin started his career when Olympic Solidarity program gave him a scholarship in the year 2002. At the World Amateur Boxing Championships in 2003, he won a gold medal after beating Oleg Mahskin in the final. He also won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He ended his amateur career with an excellent record of 345-5.
He started his professional boxing career in the year 2006 with Universum Box-Promotion. In the year 2009, he defeated John Anderson Carvalho to win the WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title.
In August 2010, he won his first major world championship after defeating Milton Núñez of Columbia to win the WBA interim middleweight title in Panama.
He also won his debut match in the U.S after defeating Grzegorz Proksa of Poland on September 1, 2012.
He was officially elevated as WBA(Super) Champion after successfully retaining his both the WBA and IBO middleweight titles in the year 2014.
Golovkin became the third all-time boxer who successfully defended his middleweight title when he defeated Martin Murray in February 2015.
After his 21st knockout victory after beating Lemieux, he broke the record of 15 continuos middleweight title defenses of the middleweight boxer Monzón.
On March 2017, in front of the sold-out crowd in Madison Square Garden, he defeated Daniel Jacobs an American pro-boxer. This was the first time in his career when the fight went to the twelfth round.
Golovkin continued his winning spree and was able to retain his WBC, IBF, IBO, and WBA (Super), middleweight titles.
Awards & Achievements
Gennady Golovkin in his amateur boxing career won the gold medal at the 2003 World Championships. He also represented Kazakhstan in middleweight boxing and won the silver medal at 2004 Summer Olympics. He is currently the unified WBC, IBF, WBA (Super) and IBO middleweight champion. The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board ranked him the world’s best active boxer in the middleweight category. Golovkin is also ranked second by ESPN and the third by BoxRec in the world’s best active boxer, pound by pound ranking.
Golovkin has never been knocked down either in professional nor in his amateur boxing career. He also has the highest knockout percentage of 89.8 percent in the history of middleweight championship.
Net Worth of Gennady Golovkin
Gennady Golovkin net worth currently stands at $7.5 million. No wonder he has a huge net worth, he won all the four major middleweight championships. He also won a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He has accumulated this massive net worth by winning the various championships. He is also the brand ambassador for various major brands. He recently signed a multi-year deal with Jordan brand.
Gennady Golovkin is one of the greatest middleweight boxers of all time. He has not lost a single match in his entire career which is an incredible achievement for a professional boxer. Golovkin is known for his precise punching, balancing and for having the most durable chins in modern boxing. He is a living inspiration for the upcoming amateur boxers.