GGG Net Worth: Gennady Golovkin is a Kazakhstani professional boxer. During his career, he has won several world championships in the middleweight division. The 40-year-old has fought 41 times, and the only times he lost were two times against Canelo (a 2017 draw and a 2018 victory for the Mexican). Golovkin doesn’t worry about his age, and he thinks he can keep up his current level of performance in the ring. Read the article to learn about GGG’s net worth, salary, earnings, wife, and other related information.
GGG Early Life
Gennady Golovkin is a professional boxer. He was born on April 8, 1982, in Karaganda, Kazakh SSR, the Soviet Union. Today, this region is a part of Kazakhstan. His Russian father worked in a coal mine, while his Korean mother was an assistant researcher.
Gennady had three older brothers, including a twin, and they all began boxing together when he was a child. When they were young, Golovkin and his siblings would engage in street brawls with adult men. According to reports, his older brothers were responsible for several of these altercations.
Gennady was only nine years old when he witnessed both of his older brothers joining the Soviet Army. Later on, he discovered that one of the brothers had been slain. Four years passed before he discovered that a second brother had also died serving his nation. Golovkin began training with Victor Dmitriev in Karaganda when he was 10 years old. When he was 10 years old, he participated in his first fight and lost. He began boxing competitively at the age of 11 and won a provincial competition.
A few more years passed before Gennady was permitted to compete against older boxers, and seven more passed before he was invited to join the Kazakh national boxing team. Golovkin attended Karagandy State University, getting a bachelor’s degree in physical education teaching and turning pro for the first time as a boxer.
Ultimately, his participation on the Olympic team resulted in a scholarship offer. Several significant opponents were defeated by him at the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships. Even though he is currently “nobody,” this rising star has already caught the eye of one person who sees his potential.
After that, he won the gold medal at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships and the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Mohamed Hikal defeated him at the 2005 World Championships, bringing an unfortunate end to his amateur career. At the professional level, he would eventually exact revenge for each of these losses.
According to his BoxRec biography, Gennady Golovkin has a very amazing 42-1-1 record. Even more astounding is the fact that 37 of these victories have occurred through knockout. This gives the Kazakhs an 84.09 percent knockout rate. In 2006, Triple G turned professional and faced Gabor Balogh in Germany. And in true Gennady Golovkin fashion, he knocked him out in the opening round. Since then, he has become a world champion, lost his belts, and regained them. His streak lasted from November 2008 to September 2016, during which time he defeated 23 consecutive opponents. The record remains intact.
In addition, Golovkin has never been dropped in his professional career. In his 44 professional bouts, the Kazakh fighter has never been knocked down. Over the years, he has participated in numerous notable bouts, including two blockbuster bouts versus Canelo Alvarez. GGG has also fought Daniel Jacobs, Kell Brook, and David Lemieux, among others, in addition to the Mexican.
In December 2020, Golovkin successfully defended his belts against Kamil Szeremeta. Then, against Ryota Murata, he successfully defended his IBF and IBO middleweight belts. He also won the WBA (Super) middleweight championship in the process. Now, he will attempt to avenge his sole professional loss and draw against Canelo Alvarez in the final bout of their trilogy. On September 17, 2022, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will meet for the third time at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, United States.
GGG Endorsement 2022
According to Forbes, the winner has sponsorship relationships with Hublot, Tecate, and Chivas Royal. These endorsements reportedly earn him $2,500,000 annually.
In addition, ‘GGG’ signed a multi-year contract with Nike’s Jordan and released his line of clothes. Fans of Gennady Golovkin can buy t-shirts and other items from several online stores, such as fighterxfashion.com, sportfits.com, and others. In addition to the aforementioned, ‘GGG’ is sponsored by tech titan Apple and has appeared in its national advertisements for the Apple Watch.
GGG Net Worth 2022
Golovkin has a net worth of $30 million as of 2022, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Meanwhile, wealthypersons.com estimates that his fortune is a staggering $35 million. Expectedly, his principal source of income is his boxing matches. The two fights he had with Saul Canelo Alvarez were his most lucrative. The first one reportedly earned him $5 million, which increased to $22 million when PPV income was taken into account.
The second Canelo Alvarez fight earned him a guaranteed $15 million, which increased to between $25 and $30 million after the fight. His three-year contract with DAZN also increased his salary. The six-fight contract is valued at $100 million, according to Forbes.
GGG Personal Life
Gennady Golovkin is married to his wife, Alina Golovkina, who is also from Kazakhstan, Golovkin’s home country. “GGG” and his wife Alina currently reside in California near his gym, Little Bear. On July 7, 2007, the pair exchanged vows.
‘GGG’ and his wife Alina are parents to two children, a son named Vadim Golovkin and an unnamed daughter as of 2022. Golovkin may have missed the birth of his daughter because she was born a few days before his first fight with Canelo Alvarez. Golovkin enjoys playing games with his son, Vadim, who is a primary school student, and spending time with his family.