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Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin: A Timeline of Destruction

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Golovkin began his eye-catching pro career on May 6, 2006. From that moment, his fists proved busy.

Winning one victory after another to become the World Boxing Council champion. A first as interim monarch and later as the absolute king of 160 pounds.

Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin is readying and steadying for the singular most important commitment of his career, in defending his crown against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, in a brilliant clash.

The public has been clamoring for it since “Canelo” became the middleweight king after defeating Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto.

“I want to win this fight because this triumph will propel me into history. ButI want to be remembered in the same breath as Sugar Ray Leonard.

“I recall and acclaim many great middleweight champions like Carlos Monzon, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Bernard Hopkins.

There are no new stories, new times, and a new era for us. There are many great new stories to be told of this tremendous division, via action.”


October 18, 2014 / GGG vs. Marco Antonio Rubio.

That night he won the interim WBC title by beating the Mexican fighter via fast track.

February 21, 2015 / GGG vs. Martin Murray / WBC Interim World Title.

Golovkin defeated Murray by TKO 11.

May 16, 2015 / GGG vs. Willie Monroe Jr. / WBC Interim World Title.

Golovkin defeated Willie Monroe by TKO in the sixth round.

October 17, 2015 / GGG vs. David Lemieux / WBC Interim World Title.

Golovkin defeated Lemieux by knockout in the 8th round.

April 23, 2016 / GGG vs. Dominic Wade / WBC Interim World Title.

Golovkin defeated Dominic Wade PDQ in the second round.

September 10, 2016 / GGG vs. Kell Brook / WBC World Title

Gennady wins in five blistering rounds.

March 18, 2017 / GGG vs. Daniel Jacobs / WBC World Title.

Golovkin defeated Jacobs by unanimous decision.

Now it’s crunch time. Many predict it’ll be a brief encounter between GGG and Canelo, while others think it’ll prove to be a grueling war of attrition.

Few imagine it’ll go the distance, given the power-punching, both are bound to unload!