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Major Update on Gennadiy Golovkin's Future

Former unified middleweight world champion Gennadiy Golovkin has transitioned into a new role as the president of Kazakhstan's National Olympic Committee. This development follows an extraordinary general meeting in the capital of Astana, where Golovkin was elected to lead the country's sporting authorities.

Gennadiy Golovkin

Golovkin, renowned for his boxing prowess, has not competed since his loss to Canelo Alvarez in September 2022. His future in the ring has been a subject of speculation, especially as he nears his 42nd birthday. However, his new position suggests a potential shift away from active competition to focus on administrative responsibilities.

The nomination to replace Timur Kulibayev as president was officially made on February 14, with the Olympic sports federations endorsing Golovkin for the role. The process to elect him as the president of the National Olympic Committee was successfully completed, as reported by the Kazakhstan news agency Interfax-Kazakhstan.

Despite his new role, Golovkin's future as a professional fighter remains uncertain. His promoter, Tom Loeffler, expressed full support for Golovkin's decision, whether he chooses to continue his boxing career or retire. Golovkin's professional record stands at an impressive 42 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw, with 37 victories by knockout.


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