Gennady Golovkin Birthday, Date of Birth

Gennady Golovkin

Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin (Cyrillic: Геннадий Геннадьевич Головкин; born 8 April 1982), often known by his nickname "GGG" or "Triple G", is a Kazakhstani professional boxer. He is a former unified middleweight world champion, having held the WBA (Super), WBC, IBF titles between 2010 and 2018, as well as being the #1 pound for pound fighter in the world between September 2017-September 2018 by The Ring magazine. As of August 2019, he is ranked as the world's second best active middleweight by The Ring, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB), and BoxRec. He is also ranked as the world's third best active boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec; sixth by the TBRB; and seventh by The Ring.

Golovkin won his first major world championship, the WBA interim middleweight title, by defeating Milton Núñez in 2010. The WBA elevated him to Regular champion status in the same year. In 2014, Golovkin was elevated to the status of WBA (Super) champion and successfully defended both his titles against Daniel Geale. Later that year he defeated Marco Antonio Rubio to win WBC interim middleweight title, and defeated David Lemieux for the IBF middleweight title in 2015. After Canelo Álvarez vacated his WBC middleweight title in 2016, Golovkin was elevated to full champion and held three of the four major world titles in boxing until being stripped by the IBF in 2018 for not fighting Serhiy Derevianchenko.

A calculating pressure fighter, Golovkin is known for his exceptionally powerful and precise punching, balance, and methodical movement inside the ring. With a streak of 23 knockouts that spanned from 2008 to 2017, he holds the highest knockout-to-win ratio – 89.7% – in middleweight championship history, as well as the longest active unified championship reign, with five consecutive defenses, meanwhile ending twelve 6+ winning streaks of his opponents and stopping 4 previously undefeated boxers. In 2016, he achieved his 17th title defense by knockout, which equaled the record set by Wilfredo Gómez in 1982. Golovkin is also said to have one of the most durable chins in boxing history, having never been knocked down or knocked out in a total of 391 fights, 41 as a professional and 350 as an amateur.

In his amateur career, Golovkin won a gold medal in the middleweight division at the 2003 World Championships. He went on to represent Kazakhstan at the 2004 Summer Olympics, winning a middleweight silver medal.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Thursday, April 8, 1982
Place of Birth
Karaganda
Age
39
Star Sign

The April 8, 1982 was a Thursday under the star sign of . It was the 97 day of the year. President of the United States was Ronald Reagan.

If you were born on this day, you are 39 years old. Your last birthday was on the Thursday, April 8, 2021, 4 days ago. Your next birthday is on Friday, April 8, 2022, in 360 days. You have lived for 14,249 days, or about 341,994 hours, or about 20,519,698 minutes, or about 1,231,181,933 seconds.

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8th of April 1982 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on April 8, 1982

ALLBRITTON IS SUSPENDING TALKS OVER DAILY NEWS

Date: 09 April 1982

By Jonathan Friendly

Jonathan Friendly

Joe L. Allbritton, who has signed a letter of intent to take over the troubled Daily News, suspended negotiations with the newspaper's unions last night after they expressed interest in talking to Rupert Murdoch, the publisher of The New York Post, about buying The News. ''I am the only possible purchaser of The News,'' Mr. Allbritton said in a statement. ''It would be useless to negotiate under these circumstances. I am therefore suspending further meetings with the unions until their position is clarified. I am, as the Tribune Company made clear, the buyer of last resort, and the deadline remains April 25.''

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News Analysis

Date: 09 April 1982

By Hedrick Smith, Special To the New York Times

Hedrick Smith

The call Wednesday by four former Government officials for an allied pledge not to be the first to use nuclear weapons in Europe, coming on top of the movement for a freeze on nuclear arsenals, is new evidence that the nation is moving toward the first major debate on nuclear policy in more than a decade. As the North Atlantic alliance was being formed in the late 1940's, isolationist and internationalist politicians engaged in a grand debate over whether this country should commit large ground forces to the defense of Europe. The outcome was the stationing of several American divisions on the Continent. In the late 1960's, as the Johnson and Nixon Administrations were groping toward the first major strategic arms negotiations with the Soviet Union, there was another major debate, over whether to develop and deploy antimissile defense systems. Opponents contended that the systems would upset the strategic balance that rested on mutual Soviet and American vulnerability, and they largely prevailed.

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TRIBUNE CO. WARNS UNIONS AT DAILY NEWS

Date: 08 April 1982

By Jonathan Friendly

Jonathan Friendly

The owners of The Daily News said yesterday that they would shut the paper if the man they want to sell it to cannot reach an agreement with the unions on cutting costs. They did not set a firm date for such a shutdown. The owners, the Tribune Company, agreed last week to turn the newspaper over to Joe L. Allbritton, a Texas and Washington financier, and gave him until April 30 to win concessions from the paper's 11 unions. His representatives began direct talks with four of the unions yesterday.

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News Analysis

Date: 09 April 1982

By Douglas Martin

Douglas Martin

The world's big oil companies and the powerful oil-producing countries are engaged in a major confrontation over prices. The issue is the high price that Nigeria, with the strong backing of other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, is charging for its oil. The companies, which can buy the same high-quality crude for $4.50 a barrel less than from North Sea producers, are tiring of losing money on every barrel of Nigerian crude they purchase. The stakes, from the companies' perspective, are millions of dollars in profits. To the producers, the issue may be the continued existence of OPEC as an effective force in the world oil market.

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News of Music; MUSICIANS AND AFTRA TALKING MERGER

Date: 08 April 1982

By Bernard Holland

Bernard Holland

THE American Guild of Musical Artists is negotiating a merger with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Preliminary talks between the two unions began last summer in Cleveland and have proceeded in earnest since February. Reports are that an agreement will be reached before the end of the year. Increasingly, the music profession is directing its hopes toward the electronic media, and the talks represent one of organized labor's responses to the trend. The guild is a small union of about 5,000 members and consists mainly of solo singers, opera choristers and dancers. The guild negotiated the Metropolitan Opera Chorus contract during the contract talks at the Met last season. Aftra is a union of about 55,000 members and represents television performers and news people. With opera companies becoming more and more active in public and cable television and in videodisks and cassettes, the guild's performers have found their jurisdictions overlapping with those of their larger sister union. The Met's choristers in its ''Live From the Met'' broadcasts, for example, operate under contracts negotiated by Aftra and hold Aftra as well as guild memberships.

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News Summary; FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1982

Date: 09 April 1982

International A peaceful end to the Falklands crisis was sought by Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr., in meetings with senior British leaders, but the Government of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher continued to issue threats against Argentina. On his arrival at Heathrow Airport Mr. Haig conceded that ''the situation is very tense and very difficult'' and he said that he had no ''American-approved solutions in my kit bag.'' (Page A1, Column 6.) The danger of war is waning, according to the Argentine Foreign Minister, Nicanor Costa Mendez, who spoke about the Falkland crisis on his return home from Washington. Nevertheless, there were reports that Argentina continued to pour troops and equipment into the islands. (A1:5.)

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News Summary; THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1982

Date: 08 April 1982

International Britain threatened to sink Argentine ships that came within 200 miles of the Falkland Islands after dawn on Monday. The announcement was made by the Defense Secretary, John Nott, at the end of a debate in the House of Commons on the seizure of the South Atlantic archipelago by Argentine troops Friday. The disclosure amounted to the imposition of a blockade around the islands. (Page A1,Column 6.) Seeking to avert a military clash in the Falkland Islands, President Reagan has instructed Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr. to meet with senior officials in London and Buenos Aires. A State Department spokesman said that the purpose of the trip was to hold ''preliminary discussions'' in both capitals and to offer American assistance in resolving the dispute peacefully. (A1:4-5.)

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A MODEL TORY IN CRISIS ROLE

Date: 09 April 1982

By Steven Rattner, Special To the New York Times

Steven Rattner

Nearly three years ago, as Conservatives reveled in their election triumph, Francis Pym, their spokesman on foreign policy, looked forward with excitement to becoming Foreign Secretary. Then Lord Carrington made it clear to the new Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, that he would accept nothing else. Deeply disappointed, Mr. Pym became Defense Secretary. On Monday, as a result of Lord Carrington's resignation over the Falkland crisis, the 60-year-old Mr. Pym moved into the Foreign Office on Whitehall. He brings to the task ambition and long service in a succession of government posts, including Leader of the House of Commons, his last.

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Company News; Ford to Omit Dividend Again

Date: 09 April 1982

UPI

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The Ford Motor Company's board of directors voted not to pay a second-quarter dividend on common stock - the second consecutive period in which stockholders will receive no bonus. The announcement came as no surprise to industry analysts, who said that Ford decided earlier this year not to pay a dividend on its shares until it is back in the black.

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Company News; Hercules Units Sold by Witco

Date: 09 April 1982

The Witco Chemical Corporation, a maker of special purpose chemical and petroleum products, said it had sold its Hercules Products and Polymeric Systems divisions to separate companies for undisclosed sums.

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