Gennady Golovkin is widely regarded as one of the greatest to ever step inside the boxing ring. He currently reigns as the IBF and IBO middleweight champion and has an impeccable record of 40-1-1.
The Kazakhstani boxer has proved his worth on numerous occasions. Additionally, he holds the highest knockout-to-win ratio in the history of the middleweight division. Furthermore, he reigned as the unified middleweight champion from 2014 to 2019. It was here that he suffered his first professional defeat. It came against one of boxing’s biggest names in Canelo Alvarez.
Gennady Golovkin is one of the most humble sportspeople of modern times. He likes to keep his personal life away from his professional career. It is very rare to see Golovkin engage in trash-talking. His actions are louder than words and he likes to do all the talking inside the boxing ring.
Outside the ring, the middleweight division’s ferocious knockout artist is a family man. He is married to Alina Golovkina. She also hails from Golovkin’s home country of Kazakhstan. Golovkin is a very private person. Hence, not much is known about Alina, who will definitely be present ringside ahead of Golovkin’s first title defense against the undefeated Kamil Szeremeta.
Giver her husband’s boxing career, he spends long hours honing his craft. “I need more time with him” Alina had said to TMZ Sports.
Gennady Golovkin and Alina Golovkina live in California, close to GGG’s gym, Little Bear. The couple tied the knot on July 7 in 2007. Shortly before his first clash with Canelo Alvarez back in September 2017, Alina gave birth to Golovkin’s second child. Due to the bout, Golovkin missed his daughter’s birth.
Gennady’s first son Vadim Golovkin is in primary school. Golovkin has continued to keep his personal life away from the limelight of the boxing world. The 38-year-old boxer will look to defend his IBO and IBF middleweight championship this weekend at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida.