Golovkin Honored By ESPN
|Written by The Sweet Science|
|Friday, 12 July 2013 02:23|
Monte Carlo (July 11, 2013) Boxing’s fastest rising superstar Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is in the world’s most beautiful tourist location, Monte Carlo, this week for the Monte Carlo Million Dollar Super 4 Finals taking place this Saturday, JULY 13.
This week Golovkin, the WBA and IBO Middleweight World Champion, also received awards from ESPN including “Fighter of the Mid-Year” and “Knockout of the Mid-Year”. He has already fought three times in 2013 resulting in three spectacular knockouts.
“I’m honored to receive these two awards from ESPN. It’s been a great first half of the year,” said Golovkin. “I'm looking forward to all of the future challenges ahead.”
Golovkin received the “Knockout of the Year” award for his devastating third round stoppage of Nobuhiro Ishida, which took place on Saturday, MARCH 30 in Monte Carlo on the same card as the Monte Carlo Million Dollar Super 4 Semi-Finals.
Undefeated with a record of 27-0-0 with 24 knockouts, Golovkin started off his 2013 campaign with a seventh round stoppage of Gabriel Rosado on JANUARY 19 at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing”, and most recently delivered a picture perfect, crunching left hook body shot to Matthew Macklin on JUNE 29 to earn a third round stoppage at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, both of which were broadcast LIVE on HBO.
With the highest knockout ratio (88.89%) amongst active titleholders and riding a 14-bout knockout streak, Golovkin is bringing high ratings to his telecasts on HBO in the United States, DMAX in Germany, KZ TV in Kazakhstan in addition to Russian TV among the numerous countries telecasting his bouts.
“Gennady’s fights have become must-see TV for boxing fans across the world. He’s very honored to receive these awards from ESPN along with the massive amount of interest from the sports media across all continents” said Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions.
“We are currently in discussions with HBO and are looking at a few different options for the second half of this year for Gennady. We are looking forward to announcing his next fight shortly.”