Gennady Golovkin is unbeaten in 38 professional fights and is ranked the best middleweight boxer on the planet.
Nicknamed ‘Triple G’ the fearsome Kazakhstani fighter holds the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO world middleweight title belts.
Regarded as one of the most dangerous punchers ever, Golovkin defeated 23 consecutive opponents by way of knockout between November 2008 and March 2017. His career 89.8% knockout ratio is the highest in middleweight championship history.
In over 380 fights as an amateur or professional it has been reported that GGG has never once been knocked out or sent to the canvas. For this reason he is also noted for owning one of the best chins in the business.
Remarkably 26 of the Kazak’s 38 wins have come by way of a stoppage inside six rounds. His explosive style makes him a huge fans’ favourite around the world.
As an amateur Golovkin was the 2003 world champion, but at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens he missed out on a gold medal, losing to Russian Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov in the final, a middleweight that decided to never turn pro.
In the well-respected Ring Magazine pound-for-pound rankings Golovkin is currently rated 2nd behind light-heavyweight star Andre Ward. If he beats Ring middleweight belt holder Canelo Alvarez in their colossal match-up in Las Vegas in 2017, there’s every chance he will leap to the top of the charts.