Washington D.C. (April 1, 2016) Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was named the Official Ambassador for Kazakhstan’s World EXPO 2017, on Thursday in Washington, D.C.
While in Washington D.C., Golovkin also met with the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev and numerous other dignitaries from Kazakhstan who wished him well in his upcoming fight on April 23rd in Los Angeles.
Said Golovkin, “It was a very special day for me and a great honor to be named the Official Ambassador for Kazakhstan’s World EXPO 2017.” Presenting the award to Golovkin was Akhmetzhan Yessimov, CEO of EXPO 2017 which will take place in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Golovkin was accompanied to Washington, D.C. by Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions.
“This is a great honor and a important designation for Gennady,” said Loeffler. “Although he is training hard for his upcoming fight, it was very important to be here and to accept the award in person. Gennady would only break camp for an event like this.”
Boxing Superstar and Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will be in Washington D.C. today where he will be named the Official Ambassador for Kazakhstan’s World EXPO 2017 in a formal ceremony to be attended by President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Golovkin is taking a rare day away from his preparations with longtime trainer Abel Sanchez in
Big Bear Lake, California for his April 23rd world title defense to be present for one of his countries highest honors. Golovkin will be accompanied by Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of
Golovkin is a native of Kazakhstan and won the Silver Medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece as a member of their boxing team.
Boxing Superstar and Undefeated, Unified World Middleweight Champion Gennady, “GGG” Golovkin, 34-0 (31KO’s) will defend his titles (WBA, IBF, IBO and WBC “Interim’) against Undefeated Mandatory Challenger Dominic Wade, 18-0 (12KO’s) on Saturday, April 23 at the Fabulous Forum in the main event at UNDEFEATED.
Co-featured will be Consensus #1 Pound-For-Pound Fighter and WBC Flyweight World Champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, 44-0 (38KO’s) battling World Ranked Contender McWilliams Arroyo, 16-2 (14KO’s) of Puerto Rico.
Both bouts will be televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Tickets for UNDEFEATED, priced at $400, $300, $200, $100, $60 and $30, are now on sale through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) and the Forum Box Office.
Golovkin vs. Wade is promoted by K2 Promotions, GGG Promotions and in association with TGB Promotions. Gonzalez vs. McWilliams is presented by K2 Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and PR Best Boxing Promotions.