BIG BEAR, CA (August 13, 2012) From his training camp in Big Bear, California, WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin watched with great interest as the Kazakhstan Boxing Team won four medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.
‘It’s a huge accomplishment for these amateurs and I’m very proud of their efforts and success at the Olympics” said Golovkin, a 2004 Silver Medalist of Kazakhstan.
Winning a Gold Medal in the welterweight division was Serik Sapyiev with a Silver Medal being awarded to Adilbek Niyazmbetov in the light heavyweight class.
Also for the Kazakhstan Boxing Team, Bronze Medals were presented to Super Heavyweight Ivan Dychko and women’s Middleweight Marina Volnova.
Continued Golovkin, “As it was for me, I’m sure this is a special time for these boxers. I look forward to watching them continue their careers either as amateurs or professionals.”
Golovkin, 23-0-0 (20KO’s), is preparing for the world title defense of his WBA Middleweight Championship on Saturday, September 1st against #3 WBA ranked and European Champion Grzegorz Proksa at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York.
The Golovkin/Proksa clash will serve as the main event on HBO’s Boxing After Dark, 9:45 ET/PT.