Gennady Golovkin Reveals Greatest Achievement – You Wish You Had This

Published 12/18/2020, 7:20 PM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 05: Gennady Golovkin is awarded victory in his IBF middleweight title bout against Sergiy Derevyanchenko at Madison Square Garden on October 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


Two-time middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin has revealed what is his greatest achievement in life. The Kazakh fighter will defend his belts against Kamil Szeremeta, in an exciting contest. The duo will have a point to prove when they enter the ring, for very different reasons.

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However, ahead of their fight, Golovkin revealed what his greatest achievement is in life.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 08: Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan reacts after winning by knockout in the fourth round against Steve Rolls of Canada during their Super Middleweights fight at Madison Square Garden on June 08, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
This may come as a surprise to some, since Golovkin’s greatest achievement is outside the boxing ring. Speaking in a Rolls-Royce Motor Cars video, ‘GGG’ revealed the same. He said, “The biggest achievement, probably the balance. The balance between your normal life and your professional life, and to be honest with yourself and your family.”

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Golovkin then explained, “To be open with your family, to be the real you with your family. Achieving this balance is very important for me.”

This shows exactly what kind of person Gennady Golovkin is. The fact that he can look past his many achievements in the sport and acknowledge the real prize.

READ: Gennady Golovkin vs Kamil Szeremeta: Fight Analysis and Prediction

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It is not surprising that Gennady Golovkin chose this

Though his answer may surprise a few fans, most fans will understand this. Golovkin has long been a mature figure in and out of the ring. He has been a fantastic professional throughout his career, but has always maintained that there are more important things to life.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 08: Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan looks on during his Super Middleweights fight against Steve Rolls of Canada at Madison Square Garden on June 08, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

So it will not surprise a lot of fans that Gennady Golovkin chooses his professionalism and balance as his greatest achievement. Let’s not forget that achieving this balance is the most difficult thing for anyone to do, whether in boxing or not. So, it surely is something to be proud of.

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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