Gennady Golovkin Not Fully Satisfied With His Career: ‘I Have Not Achieved Everything I Wanted to Achieve’

Published 12/15/2020, 11:10 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 05: Gennady Golovkin boxes against Sergiy Derevyanchenko during their IBF middleweight title bout at Madison Square Garden on October 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


One of the finest middleweights in boxing, Gennady Golovkin, will step inside the boxing ring on Friday, December 18th. He will take on Kamil Szeremeta to defend his IBF middleweight title.

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At 38, ‘GGG’ has cemented himself as the best in boxing fans’ eyes. But he still feels he has a lot left in the tank and remains unsatisfied with whatever he has achieved; for he demands more with time.

In an interaction with FightHype, Golovkin opened up about his career highlights and what he wishes to pull-off post a Friday night win.

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“I have not achieved everything that I wanted to achieve. I first need to win on Friday and then after that, I will start looking into other opportunities and other options that I need to look into in order to have more achievements in my career,” said the 38-year-old.

With an astonishing 83.33% knockout ratio, ‘GGG’ is one of the most feared boxers of this era. He has been a fan favorite since his debut and has been building on his legacy ever since.

Possessing a champion attitude, Golovkin is keenly focused on the Friday night bout rather than dwelling on his past or thinking beyond. He is taking his challenges one at a time.

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Out of his glorious boxing run, ‘GGG’ just has one fleck, and that’s his loss to Saul Alvarez. The duo fought twice, where the first contest ended in a controversial draw and the second was won by Canelo through a majority decision.

Although neither fight went in Golovkin’s favor, fans perceived him as a champion for his conduct over the course of those 24 rounds.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Gennady Golovkin punches Canelo Alvarez during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

‘GGG’ has been expressing his ardor to fight Canelo ever since he was humbled by the Mexican in 2018. Many boxing stars and fans believe that Golovkin won the first fight against Canelo, but he was robbed of the W. The rematch sold almost 1.1 million PPV buys, making the fight one of the most elite battles of the sport.

Canelo himself has a fight scheduled on December 19th against Callum Smith, and ‘GGG’ will fight a day prior to him against Kamil Szeremeta. If both of them get past their opponents, there’s no way a trilogy won’t be on the cards for mid-2021.

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How did bill GGG against Canelo in both the fights? Who wins and settles the scores in a trilogy?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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