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29 June 2018
Meeting with Gennady Golovkin, boxing world champion

During the meeting, the Head of State, welcoming the boxing world champion Gennady Golovkin, noted that Kazakhstanis are proud and admire his impressive results in professional sports.

- Compatriots are very attentive to your bouts. You represent Kazakhstan with dignity; you do not forget about your homeland and say about it everywhere. We are proud of you. There is a very important bout in September. On behalf of all Kazakhstan’s nation, I wish you every success in that, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.

The Head of State stressed Gennady Golovkin’s great role in popularizing sports in Kazakhstan and enhancing the country's international image.

- In your weight you are unsurpassed; you were awarded the title of the most knockout boxer, who does not have any defeats. These are great achievements and good propaganda of our sport and of Kazakhstan as a whole. We appreciate your efforts. If there is an opportunity to have a bout in Kazakhstan, we will help, the President of Kazakhstan noted.

In turn, Gennady Golovkin thanked Nursultan Nazarbayev for his personal support, the huge contribution and attention given to sports development in Kazakhstan, including the boxing school.

- For my part, I will do my best to further glorify the country on international arenas. If everything goes well, we plan to hold a bout in Kazakhstan. I believe that our people deserve such a great spectacle. I think that it will be interesting for everyone to see such a significant event, Gennady Golovkin said.

The boxer has also presented the President of Kazakhstan with his boxing championships among professionals in versions of WBC, WBA (Super), IBO and IBF.

At the end of the meeting, the Head of State awarded Gennady Golovkin with The First President of Kazakhstan - Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev Order.

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