By Jose Espinoza January 24th, 2015 All Boxing Interviews
On February 21, middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin will face Martin Murray in Monte Carlo, Monaco in what promises to be a critical year for the man they call "GGG."
The plan for Golovkin is to fight four times in 2015 and yet for the moment, he is unable to lure any major names into the ring for a pay-per-view level fight.
How can it be possible that the fastest rising-star in the sport of boxing is unable to secure a pay-per-view level fight?
Lets take a closer look at the man who many consider to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
Golovkin, like a great many fighters, came from humble beginnings. His father was from Russia and worked as a coal miner while his mother was Korean and worked as an assistant in a chemical laboratory. He grew up as one of four brothers in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, and then migrated with his family to Germany.
At the age of 10, Golovkin started going to a local boxing gym and training with his brothers. When asked by SaddoBoxing about what lessons boxing taught him at a young age? The 32 year-old fighter responded firmly: "Boxing has taught me discipline, this have been very important for me in my everyday life."
His amateur career was unparalleled with success and also quite extensive. His amateur career spanned many years and his record at the end of it was an outstanding 345 victories and only 5 losses.
Finally in 2006, Gennady moved up the ranks and became a professional fighter. "It was the right thing for me to do, I fought in the Olympics and won a silver medal. I don't have any regrets [speaking about his long amateur career], I feel good right now about where my career is," said the fighter born in Kazakhstan.
In the last few years, Golovkin has developed a reputation similar to that of Mike Tyson in his glory years. He is considered the scariest fighter to face in the middleweight division and not because of his character, as Golovkin is quite a gentleman, but instead because he has the best knockout percentage of any middleweight contender in history at 90.32%. More...