GGG Unlikely To Box Again

Gennadiy Golovkin may not box again with his promoter, Tom Loeffler, saying the Khazak is focused on his life outside the ring. 

GGG’s last bout was a unanimous decision defeat to Canelo Alvarez in September 2022 at super middleweight. The fight capped off their trilogy, with Golovkin failing to win a single bout. Golovkin had potentially been ‘robbed’ in the first fight, which was declared a split draw. 

Alvarez won the rematch in a majority decision, while Golovkin was way past his prime in the third fight. That defeat took Golovkin’s record to 42-2-1, with 37 knockouts. He also vacated his IBF and WBA middleweight belts rather than face his mandatory obligations. Since then, he became the President of Kazakhstan’s National Olympic Committee, raising suggestions he won’t box again. 

While Loeffler does want his fighter to have one more fight, he does not expect it to happen. 

“I was always hoping for one more fight, whether it was a farewell fight in Kazakhstan, or one of these matchups you see in the Middle East, that type of thing. That’s a very high position in Kazakhstan – he’s not only the head of Olympic boxing in the country, he’s the head of every sport of the national Olympic team in Kazakhstan. So, that’s a full-time job for him….It seems like he’s just going to get on with his life. It’s a big position that he’s been appointed to in Kazakhstan. So, I believe he’ll just get on with his career. Staying involved with sport, but not actively in the ring,” Loeffler said 

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