Who is Alina Golovkina?
Alina Golovkina was born in Kazakhstan, and is best known for being the wife of professional boxer Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, also known as “GGG” or “Triple G”. He held the unified middleweight world championships – the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and IBO titles -between 2010 and 2018.
The Net Worth of Alina Golovkina
How rich is Alina Golovkina? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, but the success of her husband who through professional boxing has increased his net worth which is now estimated at $15 million, and which she no doubt shares in. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Marriage
While little is known about Alina’s childhood, it is known that she grew up in Kazakhstan and developed the necessary physical attributes to allow her to work as a model. However, her popularity never really sprang up internationally until her association with the famous professional boxer. Gennady Golovkin also hails from Kazakhstan, specifically Karaganda where he grew up with his brothers.
Husband – GGG
Gennady Golovkin is ranked as the world’s best active middleweight, and is rated the world’s best active boxer pound for pound by numerous organizations. His five consecutive defenses represent the longest active unified championship reign, and he has faced numerous high profile boxers throughout his career, including Canelo Alvarez, Marco Antonio Rubio, Lajuan Simon and Milton Nunez. His fighting style is identified as a pressure fighter, meaning powerful yet precise punching mixed with methodical movement. From 2008-2017, he had a 23 knockout streak, the highest knockout to win percentage in middleweight championship history at 87.2%.
In 2016, he tied the record for defense by knockout at 17, matching up with Wilfredo Gomez who set the record in 1982. He has never been knocked down let alone knocked out in his career, spanning 390 fights, 350 of which were at amateur level, and because of this, he is said to have one of the most durable chins in modern boxing. He is also a World Championship gold medalist, having won the middleweight division gold medal during the 2003 World Championships. In 2004, he won a middleweight silver medal during the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics.
Family and Recent Events
Alina and Gennady were initially based in Kazakhstan, but later moved to Stuttgart, Germany, and then in 2014 to Santa Monica, California where they have since settled – the move was mainly so that GGG could live nearer to where he trains in Big Bear, California. They have two children together, one of whom Golovkin was unable to be with during her birth due to his preparation for a big fight against Alvarez. Despite that, there were no problems between him and Golovkina, as he managed to visit them at the hospital the next day and they all went home together. According to an interview, when it comes to boxing, GGG likes to remain focused and do things without any distractions.
He likes to separate boxing – which he considers a business – from his family. Recently, the couple made headlines once more as GGG was heading into a rematch fight against Canelo Alvarez, one that took a long time to negotiate because of a dispute as to how the purse would be split. After drawn-out negotiations, the two then agreed to fight in Las Vegas, however, the match ending proved controversial, with many fans and the media believing that GGG won the fight, however, the judges scored in favor of Canelo.
Is Alina Golovkina on Social Media?
One of the reasons there is very little information about Alina is due to the lack of any online presence; she does not have accounts associated with any of the major social media websites. Her husband on the other hand is very active on both Twitter and Facebook, promoting some of his recent fights, training regime, and other endeavors. A lot of fans and media personalities expressed their support for him after the controversial ending of his second fight against Canelo, but he seems to have moved on and is concentrating on defending his other titles.