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Gennady Golovkin

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Birthday
8, 1982
Birthplace
Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
8, 1982 (age 36)
Birthplace
Karaganda, Kazakhstan

About

Kazakh boxer who won the World Amateur Boxing Championships in 2003 before taking home silver at the 2004 Olympic Games. As a professional, he became the WBA Middleweight Super Champion in June 2014.

Before Fame

He earned a scholarship with the Olympic Solidarity program in 2002. His first professional fight came in 2006.

Trivia

He is fluent in Kazakh, Russian, English, and German. He was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine in 2013.

Family Life

He has two older brothers, Sergey and Vadim, and a twin brother named Maxim. He had a son named Vadim with wife Alina.

Associated With

He and Hungary's Zsolt Erdei were both World Amateur Boxing Middleweight Champions early in their careers.