The International Boxing Organization (IBO) has announced that Kazakh boxer Gennady Golovkin (42-2-1, 37 KOs) has relinquished his championship title according to this organization.
This was the last belt owned by the 41-year-old GGG.
Regarding this, IBO President Ed Levin stated with a mix of great pride and some sadness that GGG had officially relinquished his IBO world championship title in the middleweight category. He went on to say that the IBO world championship title in the middleweight category was now vacant and would be passed on to the next holder and all future world champions in this division.
Gennady Golovkin held the IBO title for over 12 years. He won this belt on December 9, 2011, after defeating Lajuan Simon. But formally, he lost the title after losing to Saul Canelo Alvarez in September 2018. The belt did not pass to the Mexican, as he refused to pay the sanctioning fee. Subsequently, Golovkin reclaimed the vacant belt in 2019, winning over Ukrainian Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
Earlier, Golovkin had relinquished the WBA Super and IBF belts. The Kazakh veteran is no longer a world champion.
Last updated on 15 Jun 2023 - 16:08