Gennady Golovkin earns WBA monthly accolade

Bernie Bahrmasel 11/05/2016

Michael Sterling-Eaton

For the seventh time, Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has been named the World Boxing Association’s “Fighter of the Month”, for April 2016.

On April 23, 2016 in front of a sold-out crowd of 16,353 at The Fabulous Forum and a televised audience of millions worldwide, Golovkin knocked out undefeated mandatory challenger Dominic Wade in the second round.

The knockout was Golovkin’s 22nd consecutive and the 16th straight world title defense of his WBA Middleweight Championship, originally won with a first round knockout of Milton Nunez on August 14, 2010.

Said Golovkin, “This is a great honor for me and I’m very thankful to Gilberto Mendoza Jr. and the WBA for this.”

This past Saturday night, May 7th, Golovkin was ringside in Las Vegas for the WBC Middleweight World Title bout between Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan. Holder of the WBC “Interim” Middleweight Title, Golovkin is the mandatory challenger for Alvarez who won by impressive sixth round stoppage.