Gennady Golovkin record & stats heading into Brook fightWritten by Leroy Cleveland
Heading into his fight tonight with welterweight titleholder Kell Brook, umiversally-recognized middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin still has doubters.
And a win this evening over Brook, no matter how impressive, would do little to silence the naysayers. After all, Brook is moving up two weight classes to face a naturally bigger, stronger man so the skeptics will insist it was a mismatch.
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Gennady Golovkin stats
Amateur Record: 345-5
Pro Record: 35-0, 32 KO
KO Pct: 91
Height: 5′ 10½″/179cm
Weight: 159 lbs (pre fight)
Trainer: Abel Sanchez
Professional Rounds: 155
Professional Debut: May 2006
Currently on a 22 fight knockout streak
Sixteen straight title defenses
RING Magazine Pound-for-Pound: No. 3
RING Magazine Middleweight: No. 1
Most Impressive Win: TKO 8 David Lemieux, Oct 2015
Average fight length: 4.8 rounds
Golovkin's critics say he is overrated because has yet to defeat a big name opponent. So why hasn't he faced Canelo Alvarez, Miguel Cotto, Andre Ward or Carl Froch?
Answer: The big guns have mightily avoided him - and for good reason. He's far too much risk for the reward at the moment.
Currently on a 22 fight knockout streak, Gennady has sliced and diced all in his path, including utterly durable foes in Marco Antonio Rubio and Martin Murray.
There are no controversies nor close decisions on Golovkin's ledger. In fact, he has yet to be in a competitive fight.
Gennady Golovkin is dispatching mid-tier contenders in the same fashion as an all-time great. The fighter dubbed 'GGG' is on another level and may be one of the greatest prizefighters ever.