ASTANA – Famous Kazakh boxer Gennady Golovkin wants to help young Kazakh boxers succeed in the sport, he said during a recent press conference in Almaty.
“I thank every citizen of Kazakhstan for support, which is very important. I know people wake up very early to support me, I appreciate it,” said Golovkin.
The former world champion in the middleweight class, Golovkin got into promoting boxers by opening the GGG company in the United States. He plans to promote Kazakh boxers.
“The promotion will support our young boxers in gaining fame, achieving goals, which is workable, in my opinion. It is good to know that Kazakhstan’s companies are emerging willing to support us,” said Golovkin.
Kazakhstan’s boxers Ali Akhmedov and Ruslan Madiyev have begun training with Golovkin’s promotion company.
“I have set up a promotion company in the USA, in which we represent our boxers. They are Ali Akhmedov, Ruslan Madiyev, who can gauge their strengths, wish to achieve greatness and become champions. We help them to make their dreams real. They are talented guys with good rankings, and most importantly they are from Kazakhstan. The number of those wishing to train under my promotion will increase,” said the boxer.
Golovkin also noted the challenges of being a professional boxer.
“Professional boxing is among the dangerous sports, so the promotion does not view those boxers engaged in professional boxing for a year and a half/one year. It is because I am responsible for them and their health,” Golovkin said. “The person must be hardworking to reach heights and be a champion.”
On Sept. 16, Golovkin suffered his first loss in the rematch bout against Mexican boxer Saul Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas.