The 32 year-old claimed last year’s prize which is voted for by the WBN readers, as the FOTY remains the only of the annual awards given out by World Boxing News that is solely chosen by those who visit the site.
Golovkin enjoyed a superb stint in the ring in 2013, stopping all of his opponents in what is a rarity to see – a champion defending his titles four times in one calendar year. ‘GGG’ stopped Gabriel Rosado, Nobuhiro Ishida, Matthew Macklin and Curtis Stevens to cap off his breakout into the top of pound for pound rankings in fine style.
Fans spoke overwhelmingly that Golovkin was the best of the bunch as 74% of over three thousand votes cast were in favour of the hard-hitting Kazakh, who has been at it again in 2014.
The WBA and IBO belt holder had already halted Osumanu Adama in February, who he scored one of the performances of the year so far when he demolished ex-unified world champion Daniel Geale in just three rounds.
A third fight of 2014 is already being lined up for Golovkin, and if he can land another knockout blow in that one, the number 8 ranked WBN P4P contender will be well on his way to landing the title again.
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