IBF, IBO middleweight champion Gennadiy Golovkin, 39-years-old, is not even thinking about retirement at the moment.
Golovkin, who turns 40 in April, has not been very active in the last few years.
He fought only once in 2020, in December of that year. And he'll go without a single fight in 2021.
He was scheduled to unify with WBA champion Ryota Murata on December 29 in Saitama, but the fight was pushed back when Japan shut down their international borders due to the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
The fight with Murata is now being targeted for the first quarter of 2022.
"I am deeply disappointed that this fight has been postponed. But the health and safety of the public must always be the priority. I look forward to returning to the ring against Ryota as soon as possible," Golovkin stated when confirming the postponement.
Despite his age, Golovkin still feels that he's at the top of his game.
But, he'll map out his future based on his performance in the upcoming fight with Murata.
“I’ll be looking closely at myself. I’m extremely fit right now, I feel great and of course all my career decisions will be based on how I feel. Currently, I feel great," Golovkin told The Sun.
“All my decisions will be regarded as the right decision by me, whether I want to continue and take part in a fight. I will regard that as the right decision, if I want to conclude my career, that will also be the right decision. I am comfortable right now with how my career is progressing and what’s happening and I’m sure whatever I do, will be right for me.”
Golovkin admits that he still enjoys the ability to go away for a tough training camp.
“It’s just a way for me to get away from my family and concentrate on the training process, as I have a large family at home. It’s somewhat distracting, to be honest! Of course there are certain details and nuances, we approach each opponent a little bit differently. Although there is a foundation of training which is always a part of the camp," Golovkin said.