GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN NAMED
“FIGHTER OF THE MONTH”
BY THE WORLD BOXING COUNCIL
Outstanding TV Ratings Reported For Knockout Of Murray.
Los Angeles, CA (March 11, 2015) Boxing Global Superstar GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN has been named February’s “Fighter of the Month” by the World Boxing Council (‘WBC’).
Golovkin improved to 32-0-0 with 29 knockouts, stopping #1 rated challenger MARTIN MURRAY in defense of his “Interim” WBC World Middleweight Title on Saturday, February 21 in Monte-Carlo in front of a star studded audience that included Prince Albert II of Monaco.
“I’m very happy to receive this honor from the WBC and look forward to my next world title defense,” said Golovkin who made Murray his 19th straight knockout victim while also defending his WBA and IBO World Middleweight Titles.
In addition to another knockout performance in the ring, Golovkin also continued to see extraordinary growth in his TV ratings around the world.
Telecast live from Monte-Carlo in the late afternoon with a same-day prime time replay, the Golovkin/Murray fight was watched by 1,433,000 combined viewers on HBO in the United States, the most viewed international broadcast in recent years on the network.
In Mexico, where Golovkin hosted a press conference in early December leading up to the Murray fight, 6,100,000 viewers (6.4 share) tuned in on TV Azteca to watch the telecast.
Although Golovkin has recently moved from Stuttgart, Germany to Los Angeles, California, his fight against Murray was very well received in Germany with 2,000,000 fans tuning in on SAT 1. In England, over 1,000,000 viewers watched the telecast live on Channel 5. The fight was broadcast in over 120 countries worldwide.
“We’re thrilled with these TV ratings and with the announcement of Gennady being honored by the WBC, “said Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions. “The ‘GGG’ brand continues to grow and perform at a very high level globally and he is one of the most marketable fighters in the sport of boxing.”
Details of Golovkin’s return to action will be announced in the near future.
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