Gennady Golovkin Feels He Was Robbed of Gold Medal in Olympics

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star

GENNADY GOLOVKIN claimed he was told he would not win gold at the 2004 Olympics.

The Kazakhstan boxer lost the middleweight final in Athens to Russia’s Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov.

Golovkin – now 35-0 as a professional – faces Britain’s Kell Brook in a WBC, IBO and IBF middleweight title defence at the O2 on Saturday.


But just weeks after an Olympic boxing tournament ruined by controversial officiating, Golovkin’s claim will not be welcomed by the International Boxing Association (AIBA).

He said:“He won, the Russian. Not really win, but he won. It’s OK. This is my experience, this is part of my life. I understand how it works.

“I remember after the semi-final, he said ‘Ok, one guy from Kazakhstan, hey G you understand? Just one gold medal for Kazakhstan in boxing.’ I said - ok no problem.’

"And he said: 'Not for you, for the junior middleweight' and I said - what? I believe I beat him. After the second-round, every time, I don't know how many points. The coach from Kazakhstan kept saying 'beat him, beat him' and I said 'Ok, Ok'.”

But Golovkin holds no grudges about the incident.

He added: “If I won the Olympics maybe I would have been finished.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The King Hornet on 09-09-2016

I think Double Gay beat Tripe G that night.

Comment by Sweet_Science2 on 09-09-2016

This is probably about the only thing I will agree with. A lot of times the Olympic judges are paid off and cheat the fighters which I don't condone. If ggg does lose I would rather it be an honest…

Comment by PK3434 on 09-09-2016

[QUOTE=j0zef;17018662]He has also claimed this before David lemieux fight, he said it in the video there. And people misunderstand. It's not just about being robbed, it's about being told that no matter what, he's not getting the gold. [B]Also to…

Comment by dazzo16 on 09-09-2016

ggg was robbed

Comment by Craveman on 09-09-2016

[QUOTE=j0zef;17018662]He has also claimed this before David lemieux fight, he said it in the video there. And people misunderstand. It's not just about being robbed, it's about being told that no matter what, he's not getting the gold. Also to…

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