Golovkin’s Presidency Won’t Prevent A Boxing Return

Gennadiy Golovkin could still box despite becoming the President of Kazakhstan’s National Olympic Committee.

GGG’s last fight was a loss to Canelo Alvarez at super middleweight in 2022, as he ended the trilogy without a win. The former Unified Middleweight Champion felt hard done by, arguably winning their first fight, which was declared a split draw. His career ended with a 42-2-1 record, with 37 knockouts. After vacating his belts at 160, GGG was expected to retire as he took up his new position. 

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“It’s great to see Gennadiy appointed as President of the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan. It’s a well-deserved honor for him and I’m sure he will do very well, with all the experience he has in both amateur and professional sports.

“Gennadiy has accomplished more inside the ring than most boxers can dream of. Now he continues his career in sports in an entirely different capacity and one of the most prestigious positions continuing to represent his country of Kazakhstan,” Tom Loeffler (Golvokin’s longtime promoter) 

But reports stress GGG is open to other fights, especially since he has yet to formally retire. At 42, Golovkin may target the most lucrative bouts. A fight with Chris Eubank Jr. in the UK has long been talked about. Eubank has indicated his desire to get Golovkin on his resume after stopping Liam Smith in his last fight, leaving the door open for one last bout.

“There’s no real ideal fight. There’s so many great names out there. I would love to fight Golovkin and I would like to fight for a world title,” Eubank Jr. stated

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