Golovkin vs Martirosyan: The fight no one asked for! Vanes has looked good but not great in the junior middleweight division.
Early life[ edit ] Gennadiy Golovkin was born on 8 April , in the city of Karaganda in the Kazakh SSR , Soviet Union present-day Kazakhstan to a Russian coal miner father and Korean mother,  who worked as an assistant in a chemical laboratory.
Sergey and Vadim had encouraged Golovkin to start boxing when Golovkin was eight years old. As a youth, Golovkin would walk the streets with them, who went around picking fights for him with grown men. When asked, "Are you afraid of him?
In , the government had informed Golovkin's family that Vadim was dead. In , the government told Golovkin's family that Sergey was dead. In the final he defeated home fighter Christopher Camat. At the world championships in he sensationally lost to Mohamed Hikal. By the end of , Golovkin's record stood at 14—0 11 KO and while he had few wins over boxers regarded as legitimate contenders, he was regarded as one of the best prospects in the world.
Golovkin was given 4 more relatively easy bouts in In , Universum started to run into financial issues after having been dropped by German television channel ZDF.
This caused a number of issues for Golovkin who was effectively unable to fight in Germany, and contract disputes between the two parties got complicated. Our demands to fight against Felix Sturm or Sebastian Zbik have been always rejected on absurd grounds.
Universum had no real plan or concept for me, they did not even try to bring my career forward. They would rather try to prevent me from winning a title as long as Sturm and Zbik are champions.
Further more, bouts against well-known and interesting opponents were held out in prospect, but nothing happened.
This situation was not acceptable. It was time to move forward.
Oleg Hermann, Golovkin's manager, said "It is very hard to find a good opponent. Everybody knows that Felix Sturm is afraid of Gennady. Strictly speaking, Sturm should get out of boxing and become a marathon runner because he is running fast and long.
He has an excellent chance to become a champion in athletics. Sanchez was stunned by and impressed with Golovkin's talent and attitude from their first meeting. He has since then worked to add Mexican-style aggression to Golovkin's Eastern European-style amateur discipline, thereby producing a formidable hybrid champion.
He's going to be the most-avoided fighter in boxing, or he's going to get the chance he deserves. Pirog had vacated his WBO middleweight title to face Golovkin. Proksa, Rosado[ edit ] "Oh my goodness. There's a monster in the middleweight division! I tried everything, but it did not work. You have to give him credit, because he had a good handle on the situation and it was an honor to meet him in the ring.
On 19 January ,  it was said that Golovkin would agree a catchweight of pounds, two pounds below the middleweight limit. Rosado later rejected the proposal, stating he would fight at the full pound limit.
The fight was halted when Rosado's corner threw in the towel to save Rosado, who was battered and bleeding heavily from his nose and left eye. At the time of the stoppage, Golovkin led on the judges' scorecards 60—54, 60—54, and 59— Ishida had lost his last two fights, but had never been stopped in his year career.
The referee did not begin a count and immediately waved an end to the bout. The fight was officially announced in April.
This was rare to hear from a world champion as majority fight only 2 or 3 times a year. Macklin was billed as Golovkin's toughest opponent to date. In round 1, Golovkin landed clean with his right hand and sent Macklin against the ropes, although it could have been ruled a knockdown because it appeared that only the roped kept Macklin on his feet, referee Eddie Cotton, ruled out the knockdown.
Golovkin dominate the first two rounds. In the third round, Golvokin landed a right uppercut followed by a left hook to the body. Macklin, in pain was counted out and the fight was stopped at 1 minute 22 seconds of the round. Macklin called Golovkin the best opponent he has fought in the post-fight interview.
It was likely K2 promotions offered an increase to get Stevens in the ring with Golovkin. The event captured huge interest around the world, with it being broadcast in more than countries worldwide, including Sky Sports in the United Kingdom, Channel 1 in Russia and Polsat TV in Poland.
After the fight, Golovkin said, "He was strong, and I was a little cautious of his strength, but I felt comfortable in there and never felt like I was in any trouble [ The reason stated was because of the size of the venue Salle des Etoiles and production issues.
GGG jabs Martirosyan. His confidence in his experience and boxing ability showed during the first round.
Golovkin won via seventh round stoppage. At the end of the 1st round, Golovkin dropped Adama with a solid jab and right hand. Golovkin went on to drop Adama again in the 6th by landing two sharp left hooks to his head, and then again in the 7th with a hard jab.
Golovkin then nailed Adama with a left hook to the jaw, sending Adama staggering and forcing the referee to stop the bout. When the reporter asked Golovkin, after the fight, who he would to fight next, he replied, "I want to fight Sergio Martinez to prove who's the best middleweight.
Due to beliefs, they have a day mourning period, K2 director Tom Loeffler explained. I like him.
I like the way he fights. If you watch him, see how he controls the ring, and how he cuts the ring off, and the way he sets people up for the big shots, he's much more intelligent fighter than people realize, he's very, very clever.
I like it. I try to teach what he does to all my fighters, and not everyone can do it, but he's amazing at it. Ring generalship, no one thinks about it, 'cause nobody knows of it anymore, but it's the first thing I was taught by my trainer Eddie Futch, and it stuck with me my whole life: If you put yourself in a good position ninety percent of the time, ya'll win ninety percent of the fights, I promise you.
That's what he does. Golovkin was also granted a special permission to defend his title against Daniel Geale. Golovkin had been previously ordered to face 2 Jarrod Fletcher.
Golovkin dropped Geale in the second round. A right hand in the third sent Geale down again from which he never recovered completely.
A staggering Geale prompted a swift stoppage from referee Michael Ortega. Geale's defeat started from a stiff Golovkin Jab, according to GGG's trainer Abel Sanchez, "Gennady hit him with a jab in the second round and that was a telling point.
This was a big dip compared to what Golovkin achieved against Stevens, the last time he appeared on HBO. It would mark the first time Golovkin would fight in the West Coast.
Rubio was given the 2 hour timescales to lose the extra weight, but decided against this. The fight still went ahead.