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Boxing: Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin named Fighter of the Year 2013

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Boxing: Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin named Fighter of the Year 2013
Gennady Golovkin. Photo courtesy of sports.yahoo.com
World WBA middleweight Super Champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin from Kazakhstan has been proclaimed the Fighter of the Year 2013 by Boxing 101 sports portal, Vesti.kz reports.

Besides Golovkin, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mikey Garcia, Danny Garcia, Timothy Bradley, Sergey Kovalev, Adonis Stevenson and Guillermo Rigondeaux were among the candidates for the prestigious title.

The Kazakhstan boxer fought against strong rivals, looked impressive and gave spectacular shows during his bouts this year.

"31-year old Golovkin stuck to his word and did, in fact, fight four times this year, quite a rarity for a reigning world champion," Boxing 101 writes.

Gennady Golovkin had four bouts this year, ending each with KO. He won over American Gabriel Rosado in January. Then he faced and beat Japanese Nobuhiro Ishida in March. British boxer Matthew Macklin became his next opponent in June. And Golovkin's last fight was against Curtis Stevens in November.

"If the argument against appointing Golovkin as Fighter of the Year is that all four of these opponents were 'easy prey', the counter would be that he did exactly what he should have done against such foes. He disposed of all of them within eight rounds," Boxing 101 writes.

The professional boxer from Kazakhstan has 28 victories out of his 28 fights and ended 25 of them with KOs.

"Gennady Golovkin is a rare breed of fighter who possesses very sound fundamentals combined with killer power. This blend of ring discipline, versatility, talent and force makes him extremely dangerous and Boxing 101's 2013 Fighter of the Year," Boxing 101 writes about Golovkin.

Gennady Golovkin has also been nominated for the WBN Fighter of the Year 2013 along with 15 other professional boxers such as American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao from Philippines, Mexican Jhonny Gonzalez, Russian Sergei Kovalev.

Besides, Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) included the Kazakhstan professional boxer into the list of candidates for the Fighter of the Year 2013 title.
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