Sport teaches us development. It helps us learn things such as resilience, leadership, accountability, respect, and patience. Lessons that sports teach us can help us develop as players and all-around good people too. One needs enormous amounts of dedication, self-confidence, patience, and determination to succeed in the field of sports. Not only your physical health is important, but your mental health also plays a key role, you need to sacrifice many things in order to have a healthy body and stay away from all that distracts you. One such person who succeeded in the field of sports with his hard work and stands as a good inspiration for the younger generation is Gennady Golovkin, let’s take a look at his lifestyle, daily routine, and some interesting facts.
Who is Gennady Golovkin?
Gennady Golovkin who is popularly known by his nick-name ‘GGG’ or ‘triple G’ is a professional boxer from Kazakhstan. He is a two-time middleweight world champion, having held the IBF and IBO titles since 2019. He is also ranked as the world’s best active middleweight by BoxRec, The Ring, and TBRB and second by ESPN. In his career of boxing, he has played forty-three (43) matches, in which he won forty-one (41) matches, he has lost one match and one match was drawn.
People who are into sports need to focus a lot on their physical fitness. They should follow a strict diet and have to sacrifice all their favorite dishes and work out on a regular basis. The process is not really easy as one needs to be constant and sustain with the same kind of determination. The life of a sportsman is really different from other people, let’s take a look at the daily routine of Gennady Golovkin.
- Gennady starts his day at 5 am in the morning
He wakes at 5 am every day and refreshes for his training session, he says that he drinks lots of water in the morning to keep himself hydrated throughout the day.
- Running and jogging at 6 am
Gennady and his training camp team begin their morning running and jogging at six (6) in the morning, they jog for three to four and a half miles every day, on Saturdays they jog for nine miles, also they do some stretches and another exercise.
- Healthy breakfast and a healthy diet routine
Gennady said in an interview about his breakfast and diet routine- ‘I drink lots of water all day. For breakfast, I will have oatmeal, eggs, and juice, all flavors. I will have a smoothie after working out with whole foods, no supplements or powders.
- Training camp routine
He spends his day training for his sessions with his team. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays he typically trains for sparring. And on Tuesdays and Thursdays, he focuses on strength and conditioning work.
- He also said- ‘The best is when my brother, Max, comes to train with me before almost every fight. We work out together and he pushes me.
For lunch, he eats grilled chicken, potatoes, and a salad with ranch dressing, after his running session he has another smoothie.
- He talks to his wife Alina
Gennady considers his family to be one of his super-strength, and no matter where in the world he is every day he begins and ends his day with a phone call to his wife Alina, after his practice session he talks to his wife over the phone.
- He has said- ‘When I wrap my hands, I do it for my family. I owe my courage to them and also my success. That’s why I fight’.
Dinner is steak, mixed vegetables, and a potato. He eats until he is full.
Personal Interest and Facts
- Gennady who is famous for ‘Mexican Style’ of boxing is also a big fan of the country’s cuisine. In an interview he stated- ‘I love eating Mexican food, there is a restaurant in Big Bear, Hacienda. We eat there several times every week. I like the red salsa, the ribs, shrimp and chicken. I will eat steak once or twice every week. I won’t eat bread, sweets or junk. No sodas. When I am not training I love steak, a lot of steak’.
- His hobbies include hanging out with friends and doing fashion.
- He uses Mexican boxing techniques taught by coach Abel Sanchez, who was born in Tijuana, Mexico.
- Gennady is a huge fan of basketball legend Michael Jordan and Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps.
- As of October 2018, Gennady is ranked as the world’s second active middleweight by The Ring magazine, the Transnational Boxing Board (TBRB), and BoxRec.
Learning from Gennady Golovkin
- Sports is not an easy thing, especially boxing. It involves a lot of risk as well, every time you get inside the ring, you can’t assure the safety of your life, you will have to hurt yourself physically. The consequences you face after the match will be hell-experience.
- Yet, being aware about all the factors people like Gennady get into this field and made it as their career, well, it’s their and passion and interest that they carry towards what they like, one lesson that we should take away from here is that, be it anything, not only sports, never be afraid to risk yourself when you truly love something and you want to achieve in your life, your passion will lead you towards the right path all the way.
- Gennady said- ‘I want to build on what I have already achieved and continue to improve as a boxer’. He said that his coach Jonathan is teaching him new skills and it will help him reach his goals.
- There is a lesson to learn from the above stated words of Gennady, never rest after your first success, there are a lot of people waiting to say that your first success was merely luck. You need to keep proving yourself in every possible opportunity, on the whole Gennady Golovkin is truly an inspiration!
Gennady Golovkin Quotes to Inspire You Towards Success
- If you want street fights, let’s go. If you want boxing, I will show you. But people think I am, like, a gangster. No. The ring is a different world. Very dangerous
- If you have money, and you help people, you don’t talk about it. Just do it.
- I believe in my power and boxing skills.
- Those ‘Rocky’ endings are great in the movies and on the stage, but I don’t think it would be too smart for me to get into that kind of fight in the ring.
- I understand this business. Sometimes there’s a lot of corruption. It’s boxing.