Golovkin Hints Retirement – “I Don’t Know How Much Longer I Can Continue”

Let’s face it, Gennady Golovkin isn’t getting any younger and the 35-year old knockout machine knows it himself. His upcoming fight against Canelo Alvarez on September 16th will be his toughest test to date but could it also be his last?

“I don’t know how much longer I can continue boxing. Maybe after this next fight, I’m finished. At the moment I feel very good. OK, I am 35, but I feel like I’m only 25,” said the Kazakh native according to The Sun.

Golovkin has been boxing professionally since 2006 but had never gone the full 12 rounds before fighting Danny Jacobs in March. He’s getting up there in age but he still seems to deliver the goods every time.

“Before my last fight, everyone asked questions about whether I could last 12 rounds. Now I know I can do it,” he said.

However, the middleweight champion hints that it might not be one and done with Alvarez.

“This will be a great fight and I really believe it’s possible we have maybe two or three fights like the great trilogies of the past,” Golovkin said.