Here’s Why IBF Champ Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin Is Inactive
Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin has been a juggernaut of the middleweight division for years, but his lack of activity in recent times hasn’t pleased the boxing fans.
The IBF and IBO Middleweight champion is believed to be less active due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Recently, his fight against WBA champion Murata was postponed due to travel restrictions for foreigners in Japan. The fight was originally scheduled for December 29 in Saitama.
A few fans also believe that the loss to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez also had an adverse effect on Triple G.
In their first fight in September 2017, many experts believed that the 39-year-old boxing ace was robbed of a definite win.
GGG outboxed the current four-division champ throughout the 12 rounds, but the scorecards (113–115, 114–114, 118–110) painted a different picture. In particular, judge Adalaide Byrd’s scorecard of 118–110 in Álvarez’s favor was widely ridiculed by social media users.
In the rematch in 2018, Canelo’s early control in the fight gave him a slight edge and he ended up winning the fight by the barest of margins.
Both boxers put on a phenomenal punch-fest for the fans as they landed as many power punches as they could. The final scores were 115-113 on 2 cards for Canelo while the third one had it a 114-114 draw.
GGG has gone on to bag a few more wins after the loss, but he hasn’t been in the spotlight like he once used to be. Some fans also feel that the Kazakh star may announce his retirement soon.