Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin or as he’s more commonly known, ‘Triple G’ is a Kazakhstani professional boxer who competes in the middleweight division. Gifted with fantastic technical ability, Golovkin slowly became one of the best in the sport. He became a two-time middleweight champion of the world.
He’s currently the IBO and IBF middleweight champion and ranks #7 on TBRB’s pound-for-pound list and #10 on ESPN’s list. Among middleweights, Gennady Golovkin ranks #1 on TBRB, #2 ESPN, and #1 on The Ring Magazine list.
‘GGG’ had a fairly impressive amateur career. He represented Kazakhstan in the 2003 World Championships and won the gold. Golovkin also represented his country in Athens in 2004 and won the silver medal. It is reported he has fought in 350 amateur fights.
‘Triple G’ turned pro in 2006, taking on Gabor Balogh in Germany. And in the typical Gennady Golovkin fighting style, knocked him out in the first round. He has since become world champion, lose his belts, and become world champion again.
In December 2020, Golovkin successfully defended his belts against Kamil Szeremeta. Thereby setting up an exciting 2021 which could see him face Canelo Alvarez for a trilogy.
Golovkin’s record stands at a very impressive 41-1-1. What is even more astonishing is the fact that 35 of these have come through knockout. This gives the Kazakh an 83% knockout percentage.
His run went from November 2008 to September 2016; a period in which he knocked out 23 consecutive opponents. The record still stands.
Golovkin has never been dropped in his career. Yes, in over 40 professional fights, the Kazakh fighter has never hit the canvas. He has had many famous fights over the years, including his two blockbuster events against Canelo Alvarez. Other than the Mexican, he has also fought Daniel Jacobs, Kell Brook, among others.
‘GGG’ is no stranger to giving back to the community. His wealth has not stopped him from doing good for the kids in his home country.
According to Forbes, Golovkin’s net worth in 2019 was $25.5 million; while Celebrity Net Worth reports it as $30 Million for 2020. However, wealthypersons.com reports his net worth at a whopping $35 million as of 2021.
As you can expect, his primary source of income is from his boxing fights. His most lucrative fights were the two fights against Saul Canelo Alvarez fights. The first one brought him a reported $5 million, rising to $22 million when you consider PPV revenue.
The second Canelo Alvarez fight brought him a guaranteed 15 million, which went up to about $25-30 million. Furthermore, his three-year deal with DAZN boosted his earning. It is reported that the six-fight deal is worth $100 million.
According to Forbes, the champion has deals with Nike’s Jordan brand, Hublot, Tecate, and Chivas regal. He earns a reported $2.5 million from these endorsements every year.
|Address/Residence||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Endorsement||Jordan, Hublot, Tecate, Chivas Regal|
|Net Worth||$35 million|
|Achievements||Former Inter-Continental middleweight champion, Former WBA middleweight champion, Former interim WBC world middleweight champion. |
Current IBF world middleweight champion, Current IBO world middleweight champion.
|Nickname||‘GGG’ ‘Triple G’|