He was a scholarship holder with the Olympic Solidarityprogram since November 2002.
At the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Bangkok, he won the gold medal beating future two-time champion Matvey Korobov (RUS) 19:10 , Andy Lee (29:9), Lucian Bute(stoppage), Yordanis Despaigne in the semifinals (29:26) and Oleg Mahskin in the finals.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics he beat Ramadan YasserAbdelghafar 31 – 20 and Andre Dirrell 23 – 18, lost to the Russian Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov 18 -28 and won the silver medal. He qualified for the Athens Games by winning the gold medal at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines. In the final he defeated home fighter Christopher Camat.
At the world championships 2005 he sensationally lost to Mohamed Hikal.
- 2000won the Junior World Championships in Budapest, Hungary as a Light Welterweight. Results were:
- 2002won the Asian Games in Busan, South Korea as a Light Middleweight. Results were:
- 2003won the World Championships in Bangkok, Thailand as a Middleweight. Results were:
- 2004Middleweight Olympic Silver Medalist as a member of the Kazakhstani Olympic Team. His results were:
He turned pro in Germany and has won his first 19 fights, 16 by knockout. On August 14, 2010, he won the vacant WBAInterim Middleweight Title, defeating Milton Nunez by 1st-round KO in Panama City, Panama.
Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin (Kazakh: Геннадий Геннадьевич Головкин; born April 8, 1982) is an undefeated boxer from Kazakhstan who competes in the Middleweight (75 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal. He is the current WBA middleweight champion. He is of Russian ethnicity.
|Height:||5' 10 1/2" / 179 cm|
|Reach:||70" / 178 cm|
|Residence:||Los Angeles, CA|
|Birth Place:||Karaganda, Kazakhstan|