Gennadiy Golovkin Admits He’s Close To Retiring
Gennadiy Golovkin (42-1, 37 KOs) is a man that doesn’t need any introduction when it comes to boxing.
Throughout the course of his career, the 40-year-old has become IBF, WBA and IBO middleweight champion alongside winning several other individual accolades throughout the course of his career.
However, every career has an ending, and Golovkin admitted that the decision on his retirement could be made very soon. But first on September 17, the 40-year-old will be moving up to 168-pounds to lock horns against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
“I’m going to retire soon anyway. With his help or without his help. Let’s face it, I’m 40 years old and nearing my retirement,” Golovkin told The Sun.
Regardless of whether Golovkin announces his retirement or not, Canelo has said that he will put an end to his career after this fight. The pair fought a controversial split draw in 2017. A year later, Canelo came out on top in twelve rounds in a titanic tussle.
Even though Canelo has expressed hatred for Golovkin, Triple G has been on the quieter side and believes that Canelo is just another opponent.
“We had very good sparring sessions back then. Those were exciting spars to watch,” Golovkin explained.
“We had a normal relationship. But he then felt too much of himself. He’s now a big star so the consequences of that was probably a side effect of him shooting to fame.”