Golovkin has stars, stripes in eyes

Middleweight titlist eager to make U.S. debut, take on all comers in division

Updated: August 31, 2012, 5:33 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Gennady Golovkin already has accomplished so much as a fighter.

He was a star amateur, beating the likes of Lucian Bute, Andre Dirrell and Andy Lee and winning an Olympic silver medal for Kazakhstan at the 2004 Athens Games. As a professional, he has shown tremendous punching power with both hands on his way to winning one of the middleweight world titles in 2010.

But for as much as Golovkin, who lives in Stuttgart, Germany, with his wife and 3-year-old son, already has accomplished, ...

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