There has always been a question flying around about the destination of Gennadiy Golovkin’s retirement. He has earned many achievements throughout his career, but it looks like the end could be near. The Kazakhstan boxer could potentially be hanging up his gloves after his fight against Canelo Alvarez on September 17.
Alvarez (57-2-2, 39 KOs) has already stated that Golovkin would be retiring once this fight is over, and it looks like his comments may be true. The payday that the 40-year-old will be getting against Canelo on match day will be a golden parachute so that he could enjoy his life post retirement.
“GGG to retire after a trilogy fight with Álvarez. Golovkin is now 40 years old and nearing the end of his career. For so long, he’d wanted a third chance with Alvarez, which he’s now getting. This is their last chance to settle a bitter rivalry between them,” said Mike Coppinger to ESPN.
“He’s already made tens of millions of dollars, and his best payday yet could be his last.”
It would be a fantastic ending to a wonderful career for Golovkin if he knocks out Canelo in his last professional fight. However, the expectations are not in his favor looking at his condition in the last four fights.