GGG Becomes President Of Kazakhstan’s Olympic Committee, Sparking Retirement Speculation

Gennadiy Golovkin is the new President of Kazakhstan’s National Olympic Committee, fuelling speculation he won’t box again. 

The former Unified Middleweight Champion has not boxed since losing to Canelo Alvarez at 168 pounds in September 2022. That capped off their trilogy, with GGG failing to win a single bout. The Khazak was arguably ‘robbed’ in their first fight, which was scored a split draw.

Canelo won the rematch via a majority decision. The latest loss to Canelo took his record to  42-2-1, with 37 knockouts. But at 42, the Khazak is at the tail end of his career. GGG vacated his belts at 160, indicating his time in boxing may be up. Now, he is planning for life after the ring. 


“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) 

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