Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan has taken the boxing world by storm over the past few years. The unbeaten 35-year-old is considered one of the best pound-for-pound boxers on the planet and currently possesses a perfect record of 37-0 along with 33 Ko’s. He’s currently the IBO, WBC, and IBF World Middleweight Champion as well as the WBA Super World Middleweight Champ.
Golovkin, known as Triple G or GGG since his full name is Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, isn’t one of the biggest middleweights around as he’s just over 5-feet-10-inches tall with a 70-inch reach. However, he’s a knockout artist with an 89 per cent Ko percentage and has a granite chin to go along with his incredible power. Below are 10 facts you may not have known about Triple G.
10. Triple G Is A Twin
While Triple G may be one of the best and most feared middleweights in boxing history, he may not even be the best in his family. Gennady has a twin brother named Max who is now part of his team. Max also used to box, but stepped aside prior to the 2004 Olympics in Athens as the brothers didn’t want to fight each other to see who would represent Kazakhstan. Since Gennady was 15 minutes older, Max felt he should let his brother fight for the spot while Max would take care of their parents. Gennady insists Max was the much better boxer of the two and would certainly be the middleweight champ today if he hadn’t been so gracious and stepped aside.