On Monday at the World Boxing Council’s 53rd Annual Convention in Kunming, China, boxing superstar, WBA/IBF/IBO and WBC “Interim” Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, was honored by the sanctioning body in addressing the attendees on behalf of all current and former champions in attendance.
“It was great to be asked by Mauricio Sulaiman to speak for the champions”, said Golovkin. “With Evander Holyfield, Larry Holmes and my hero Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. present it was an honor for me.”
In addition to speaking at and attending the convention, Golovkin spent a wealth of time greeting the large groups of attendees and fans who waited for photos and autographs.
“Coming to China and attending the WBC convention was a great experience for Gennady,” said Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions. “The outpouring of support from the fans has been tremendous and clearly outlines that he is one of the most marketable international fighters in boxing.”
On October 17, Golovkin added the IBF Middleweight Title to his collection in a title unification bout against David Lemieux. The eighth round stoppage took place in front of a sold-out crowd of 20,548 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. His record of 34-0 with 31 knockouts includes a 91% knockout ratio, the highest in middleweight division history.