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‘GGG’ Named WBA’s ‘Fighter of the Month’ for April 2016!

by on May.13, 2016, under Boxing News

Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin gives his thumbs up to the crowd (photo by Chris Farina/K2 Promotions)

Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin gives his thumbs up to the crowd (photo by Chris Farina/K2 Promotions)

LOS ANGELES, CA — For the seventh time, Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has been named the World Boxing Association’s “Fighter of the Month”, for April 2016.

On April 23, 2016 in front of a sold-out crowd of 16,353 at The Fabulous Forum and a televised audience of millions worldwide, Golovkin knocked out undefeated mandatory challenger Dominic Wade in the second round.

The knockout was Golovkin’s 22nd consecutive and the 16th straight world title defense of his WBA Middleweight Championship, originally won with a first round knockout of Milton Nunez on August 14, 2010.

Said Golovkin, “This is a great honor for me and I’m very thankful to Gilberto Mendoza Jr. and the WBA for this.”

This past Saturday night, May 7th, Golovkin was ringside in Las Vegas for the WBC Middleweight World Title bout between Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan. Holder of the WBC “Interim” Middleweight Title, Golovkin is the mandatory challenger for Alvarez who won by impressive sixth round stoppage.

 

ABOUT GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN

Sporting a record of 35-0 with 32 knockouts, Golovkin is known as “The Most Exciting, Hardest-Hitting, Most Feared Fighter in the World.” From recently selling out arenas in New York City (Madison Square Garden) and Los Angeles (The Fabulous Forum) in consecutive fights in addition to his sponsorships with the JORDAN Brand, Apple, Samsung, and Bijan, Golovkin is one of the most marketable boxers in the world. He is the holder of the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBC “Interim” Middleweight Titles.

Golovkin’s record includes 22 straight knockouts in addition to 16 consecutive world title defenses. His 91.4% knockout ratio is the highest in boxing’s middleweight division history.

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Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin Nabs Highest HBO TV Rating for 2016!

by on Apr.26, 2016, under Boxing News

‘Chocolitito’ World Title Defense is Highest Co-Feature

 

Down goes Wade! (photo by Chris Farina-K2 Promotions)

Down goes Wade! (photo by Chris Farina-K2 Promotions)

 

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 26, 2016 — Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s, 35-0 (32KO’s), second round destruction of Mandatory Challenger Dominic Wade, 18-1-0 (12KO’s) this past Saturday night was the most watched HBO boxing event in 2016 with 1,325,000 viewers.

“We’re very happy with these ratings for Gennady which have continued to see extraordinary growth since his first fight on HBO in September 2012,” said Tom Loeffler. “As he continues to sell-out arenas in America and garner the top sponsorships in boxing with the JORDAN Brand, Apple, Tecate, Bijan and Samsung, among others, it’s clear that Gennady is one of the most marketable fighters in the world.” (continue reading…)

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Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin annihilates Dominic Wade

by on Apr.25, 2016, under Boxing News

By Christopher Morgan at ringside

Golovkin, at left, leaves no doubt as he mounts an all-out assault on Wade (photo by Chris Farina-K2 Promotions)

Golovkin, at left, leaves no doubt as he mounts an all-out assault on Wade (photo by Chris Farina-K2 Promotions)

LOS ANGELES, CA, April, 23, 2016 — Reigning Middleweight king and kayo artist Gennady “GGG” Golovkin extended his consecutive knockout streak to 22 while simultaneously making the 16th defense of his middleweight title. Gennady’s challenger, undefeated Dominic Wade, was given opportunities to provide a “big drama show”, but it did little to prevent his quick and utter destruction in less than 2 rounds of boxing. The fans were out in full force in an announced crowd of around 17,000.  I was in attendance as well so please read along as I give my firsthand impression of Triple G’s latest fistic conquest.

Dominic Wade (18-0, 12 Kos) of Largo, Maryland, is assembled with his entourage near the tunnel leading from the dressing room and the crowd lets him know who they are here for by showering the arena with thousands of boos. The timelessly famous song, “1999”, from the recently deceased artist “Prince” pumps through the arena while Wade makes his walk to the ring. Sam Watson, business partner of Al Haymon, yells to the crowd “Golovkin’s gonna be scared when he gets in the ring with Dominic!” (continue reading…)

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Weigh-In’s Over, Fight’s On for Tonight’s Glolovkin-Wade Championship!

by on Apr.23, 2016, under Boxing News

Fights to be Shown on HBO free weekend special* 

 

Golovkin, at left, and Wade face off for the crowd at yesterday's weigh-in (photo by Chris Farina-K2 Promotions)

Golovkin (159 lbs.) at left, and Wade (159.6 lbs.) face off for the crowd at yesterday’s weigh-in (photo by Chris Farina-K2 Promotions)

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 22, 2016 — Boxing Superstar and Unified World Middleweight Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, 34-0 (31KO’s) and Undefeated Mandatory Challenger Dominic Wade, 18-0 (12KO’s) weigh in Friday in Los Angeles, California.

Boxing Superstar and Undefeated, Unified World Middleweight Champion Gennady, “GGG” Golovkin, 34-0 (31KO’s) will defend his titles (WBA, IBF, IBO and WBC “Interim’) against Undefeated Mandatory Challenger Dominic Wade, 18-0 (12KO’s) on Saturday, April 23 at the Fabulous Forum in the main event at UNDEFEATED. (continue reading…)

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Photo of the Day: PacMan in Hard Training for Mayweather Showdown!

by on Mar.30, 2015, under Boxing News

Photo by Chris Farina - Top Rank, Copyright 2015.

Photo by Chris Farina – Top Rank, Copyright 2015.

HOLLYWOOD, CA, March 28, 2015 — Superstar Manny Pacquiao trains with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Boxing Club for his upcoming 12-round welterweight world championship unification mega-fight against Floyd Mayweather.

Promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc. , this pay-per-view telecast will be co-produced and co-distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

 

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