Gennady Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | May 31, 2024

Date of Birth

8 / April / 1982


42 Years



Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, also known as Gennadiy Golovkin, was born on April 8, 1982. However, the family faced heartbreak with the untimely deaths of Sergey and Vadim in 1994 and 1990, respectively.

Gennady Golovkin Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Widely recognized by his nicknames “GGG” (Triple G), “Kazakh Thunder,” and “God of War,” Golovkin is a renowned professional boxer. His powerful presence in the boxing world has earned him a reputation for his formidable skills and knockout power in the ring.

Early Life

Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, born on April 8, 1982, in Karagandy, Kazakhstan, experienced both triumph and tragedy in his early years. His father, Gennady Ivanovich Golovkin, toiled as a coal miner, while his mother, Elizaveta Golovkina, worked as a chemical laboratory assistant. Gennady grew up alongside his three brothers, Sergey, Vadim, and Max.

Despite these challenges, Gennady persevered, honing his skills in boxing, eventually carving out a path to greatness in the sport.


Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin graduated from Karagandy State University, located in Karaganda, Kazakhstan.


As of 2024, Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin is 42 years old, having been born on April 8, 1982. His zodiac sign is Aries, reflecting traits of determination and strength.

Physical Stats

Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, also known as Gennadiy Golovkin, stands at a height of 5 feet 10½ inches (179 cm). He possesses captivating hazel brown eyes and brown hair, which add to his striking appearance.

Wife and Children

Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin is married to Alina Golovkina. They tied the knot on July 7, 2007. The couple has a son named Vadim and a daughter, who was born in September 2017.


Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin’s family background includes his father, Gennady Ivanovich Golovkin, who worked as a coal miner until his passing in 2014 due to a heart attack at the age of 68. His mother, Elizaveta Golovkina, served as a chemical laboratory assistant. Gennady has three brothers: Sergey, who passed away in 1994, Vadim, who passed away in 1990, and Max, who is his twin sibling.

Gennady Golovkin Parents Picture

Gennady Golovkin Parents Picture

Gennady Golovkin Wife Alina Golovkina

Gennady Golovkin Wife Alina Golovkina

Gennady Golovkin Son Vadim

Gennady Golovkin Son Vadim


Gennady Golovkin, hailed as one of boxing’s most formidable talents, rose to prominence with a remarkable career marked by his powerful presence in the ring. Born on April 8, 1982, in Karagandy, Kazakhstan, Golovkin’s journey to greatness began with his early successes in amateur boxing, culminating in his professional debut in 2006.

Throughout his career, Golovkin’s aggressive style and devastating knockout power earned him an impressive record of victories, making him a feared opponent in the middleweight division. His remarkable accomplishments include multiple world titles and an undefeated streak that solidified his status as one of the sport’s legends.

Net Worth

Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin’s approximate salary or income is around $25.5 million, contributing to his impressive net worth of approximately $40 million.


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Some Lesser Known Facts About Gennady Golovkin

  • Gennady Golovkin liked playing soccer during his childhood. At that time, he used to watch his brothers practicing boxing in his backyard.
  • He often had to fight with other men in the streets as his elder brothers used to pick fights with any passerby.
  • He started boxing training at the age of 8. His elder brothers went to serve in the Soviet Army when he was 9 years old.
  • His first coach was Victor Dmitriev who gave boxing training to him in Maikuduk, Karaganda, Kazakhstan. Only a month after joining the gym, he fought in the ring and lost the fight.
  • In 1993, he won the Karaganda Regional tournament in the cadet division which was his first amateur boxing tournament win.
  • He later completed his graduation at the Karagandy State University where he was given a PE teacher qualification by the Athletics and Sports Department.
  • In November 2002, he was given a scholarship under the Olympic Solidarity program.
  • He later won many amateur tournaments but after suffering defeat in the final of the middleweight category of the 2004 Athens Olympics, he decided to turn professional.
  • When he retired from Amateur boxing, he had won 345 fights and lost only 5. All of those losses were by decisions.
  • His first promotional sponsor was Universum Box-Promotion (UBP) for which he signed up in 2005.
  • He moved to Hamburg, Germany in 2006 and later to Stuttgart in 2009.
  • Between 2006 and 2009, he won 18 professional fights without losing a single fight. In January 2010, he ended his association with UBP, citing disputes regarding his promotion.
  • Golovkin later defended his titles against many boxers including Daniel Geale, Marco Antonio Rubio, and Dominic Wade.
  • He made a knockout spree from November 2008 to 18 March 2017.
  • Gennady Golovkin claimed in an interview in 2016 that the boxing event in the 2004 Athens Olympics was fixed. He said that after the semifinal, a senior official told him that there was only one medal for Kazakhstan in the boxing event, and it was in the junior middleweight category.
  • He later said that he was not told the scores during the final match and was later declared runner-up.

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Body Measurements Not Known
Birth Place Karagandy, Karaganda, Kazakhstan (previously Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union)
Children Son: Vadim, Daughter: 1
Eye Color Hazel Brown
Hair Color Brown
Height In CM 179 CM
Height In Meter 1.79 M
Nationality Kazakhstani
Parents Father: Gennady Ivanovich Golovkin, Mother: Elizaveta Golovkina
Profession Boxer
Siblings Brother: Sergey, Vadim, Max
Spous Alina Golovkina
Weight Not Known
Zodiac Sign Aries


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