How tall is Gennady Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin's Height

5ft 9 ½ (176.5 cm)

Kazakhstani professional boxer, who is a world champion in the Middleweight division. On his official website he was listed: "Height: 5ft 10 1/2in (1.79m)

How tall is Gennady Golovkin
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Average Guess (60 Votes)
5ft 9.47in (176.4cm)
Joseph175 said on 21/Sep/19
Hi Rob, is 176 cm possible for him. He always looked around 176ish. The max I can see is probably 177.
Editor Rob
I think he seems more than a flat 5ft 9, but then not enough to say 5ft 10.

I am not sure just 176 flat though, I feel a bit over that mark.
Jay Paulo said on 26/Jul/19
I met GGG this year. I am 5'10 (178cm), we both wore shoes, and took 2 photos together. GGG is a little bit shorter than me. I think he was 2 cm shorter which makes him around 176cm/ 5 feet 9 1/4 inches tall.
6footBen said on 5/May/19
Rob, what would you say the difference in height between Golovkin and Daniel Jacobs was in their weigh in faceoff. Click Here
Editor Rob
At least 1.5 inches there...maybe closer to 2.
Josu? said on 17/Mar/19
Why Canelo isn’t listed? He’s the most popular boxer today
Vibram said on 13/Oct/18
It's nailed on that Golovkin is 176-177cm (5ft9.5), possibly a weak 5ft10 out of bed, then Saul Alvarez must be no more than 5ft7.75. There was about 2 inches between them at the weigh-in.
ReallyShortRussianDude said on 1/Jun/18
Broner - 5'6.5 - 5'6.75..slighly taller than guys like Porter & Garcia who could both be 5'6 - 5'6.25.

Crawford - 5'8 - 5'8.5..can definitely at times look taller than his 5'8 listing.

Canelo - 5'7.5

Personally, I think the next boxer that should be added is Lomachenko, I have him at 5'6 - 5'6.25.

Do you have an estimation for Loma out of interest Rob?
Faza said on 24/Apr/18
Boxers canelo alvarez, adrien broner and terence crawford would be interesting additions i reckon crawfoŕd is one of my favorite boxers currently class fighter
c-mo said on 16/Apr/18
@PhysicsEnemy

golovkin was easily 3cm taller than brook who is 174cm

also look for pics with golovkin standint with mike tyson and james toney . he is very similar heightwise to both and they both are around 5'10 . he is also about the same height as matt damon

golovkin is a legit 177cm evening guy. and I wouldnt even rule out that he is slightly above . in any case anything below 176cm at night seems to be not possible

lol at "5'8.5 max" .you guys need to stop downgrading people .
PhysicsEnemy said on 11/Apr/18
Mayweather has a fairly high eyeline, Canelo has a blocky skull; result is equal eye-level but Canelo near 0.5" taller. People didn't realise this.

I still think Kell Brook fooled Rob with more upright stance and big sneakers, in turn inflating many boxer heights.

GGG is 5' 8.5" max, edged 5' 8" max Kell. Khan's a bit taller than Canelo, clearly shorter than Kell; 5' 7.25" max.
Jonathon1993 said on 22/Mar/18
Rob, any reasons why you havent added canelo alvarez yet? I think his page would get decent traffic.
Editor Rob
There's thousands of potential names.
PhysicsEnemy said on 15/Feb/18
Froch says GGG is 5' 9", I think 5' 8.5". Alvarez and Mayweather are 5' 6" range.
Demon said on 14/Nov/17
Either Alvarez isn't but taller than 5ft7 or Golovkin is shorter than this.
ncaa said on 27/Oct/17
Click Here You will feel I'm harrassing you with Porzingis, Rob, but another proof that he is not 221
Editor Rob: at least 7ft barefoot, maybe a bit more.
Big T said on 14/Oct/17
Canelo was a fraction taller than Mayweather. He's about 5'7 1/2". This thing about Floyd being taller is a myth which has got out of control.
c-mo said on 20/Sep/17
oh and btw. he also has a photo with james toney and again they both look very close . the ankle and postures are not ideal but you can still see that golovkin is around 177-178cm

people who argue below 5'9.5 are just unrealistic
c-mo said on 20/Sep/17
he is around 178cm guys

there are photos with him together with mike tyson and they look almost identical heightwise

tyson has not the best posture on the pics so I could buy 177cm for golovkin but nothing lower

I think robs listing is a tiny bit too strict . 5'9.75 would be ok
MD said on 19/Sep/17
At the weigh-in a few days ago:

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Knowing how short Alvarez is, it's really hard seeing him over a flat 5'9".
MD said on 19/Sep/17
I honestly was expecting him to look quite a bit taller than Canelo, but it was actually less of a height advantage than I thought. He's not voer 5'9", that's for sure.
JJAK said on 18/Sep/17
Just watched ggg vs alvarez and the post interview, both are over listed.
GGG is maybe 5 9 flat to this listing alvarez is on the low side of 5 7.
Heck of a boxer and athlete in general no chance of 5 10 .5 thats a lot of crap.
I put khan at maybe 5 7.5 also phenomenal athlete.
Mayweather is very short likely no more than alvarez clearly never seen 5 8 out of boots.
Original said on 15/Sep/17
5'9"
Vibram said on 11/Sep/17
I have GGG @ 5'9.1/4. Alvarez @ 5'7. Khan: 5'8. Brook @ 5'8
faza said on 8/Sep/17
Canelo listing of 5'9 is ludicrous, 5'7.5 is the very most he could measure and that even looks to high, 5'7 max I think more like 5'6.5- 7 range like a weak 5'7 is my guess going off how he looks next to Golovkin
ReallyShortRussianDude said on 2/Sep/17
Not sure about 5'6.25 - 5'6.5 for Canelo I mean what would Cotto be? 5'6 on the nose? Canelo also looked about the same height as Floyd certainly not clearly shorter IMO.
boxer1992 said on 28/Aug/17
rob if floyd is 170.2cm and canelo is clearly shorter than him when barefoot, is it possible that canelo is 168-169cm?
Editor Rob: yes he might fall to within that range.
King of the hill 91 said on 24/Aug/17
Well when he beate mackline they did have him on boxing records five eleven for a small time rob bute i think five ten is right for him big fan hope he wins then fights saunders then maybe one at a second weight
Johno said on 12/Jul/17
A guy that would be half an inch taller than Rob
ReallyShortRussianDude said on 23/Jun/17
Golovkin can look 2.25 - 2.5 inches taller than Canelo, if Canelo does get listed on this site I would think 5'7.25 or 5'7.5 are the only two feasible options to go for though I do think 5'9.75 for Golovkin is a possibility as he can look near 5'10 quite a bit.
rvjames said on 23/Jun/17
what do u think about the latest face offs of GGG and canelo ? ggg looked 7 cm taller than canelo
Osvaldo said on 14/Jun/17
What's Sergey Kovalev Accurate Height? He looks taller than Ward and they're both listed at 6'0
Jam said on 13/May/17
Rob, what's your estimate for Canelo Alvarez?
Editor Rob: Jam, he looks like he'd be closer to 5ft 7 than his billed 5ft 9.
Junior31 said on 13/May/17
5'9 listed canelo is actually 5'7.5. Same height as Floyd mayweather
Doofusporcelain said on 11/May/17
5-9 1/2 is spot on. He had at most 1 inch on 5-8 1/2 Kell Brook. In fact in some staredowns they were almost eye to eye with eachother.
Moe said on 8/May/17
Asked him for an autograph once. He looks 5'10 flat.
Moe said on 7/May/17
Give 5'6-5'6.5" for "5'9" Canelo after last night's staredown.
VeryShortRussianDude said on 7/May/17
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Rob, how many inches does Golovkin have on Alverez in this face off?
Editor Rob: I'd have said around the 3 inch range.
c-mo said on 22/Mar/17
in his earlier pro fights the announcers always announce him as 178cm (it is in german) . I think he is 177-178cm depending on daytime and 179cm in boxing shoes
anon said on 21/Mar/17
Danny Jacobs was listed as 1.82m before the fight which could be accurate he could be 5'11.5/ 5'11.75 legit, Golovkin was listed 1.79m as he always is think Going off everything Golovkin is at worst 1.76m but I think 1.77m is more accurate, Rob has him at 5'9.5 and that seems fair given how he looked with Brook and Jacobs he might have been at least a couple Inches shorter I'm not sure if he under 5'9.5 he is going to be much under
box said on 17/Mar/17
Has to be at least 5'10, does not look much shorter than 6'0 listed danny jacobs during their face off

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Johno said on 16/Mar/17
Mario Lopez would probably a little shorter than GGG there; somewhere between 5'8.5-5'9 and GGG between 5'9-5'9.5 at his median height, as listed.
anon said on 16/Mar/17
Rob, Do you think The Golovkin listing of 5'10.5 is a shoe measurement seems likely, I think is a good Listing about 177cm, Yes I think Jacobs must be pretty much 6'0 or close to it he looks a good couple inches taller than Golovkin if we assume he is 5'9.5 Danny is likely at least 5'11.5 so his 183cm listing could be accurate
anon said on 14/Mar/17
Rob, Have you seen much of Daniel Jacobs? next opponent of Golovkin this weekend He looks a good couple of Inches taller than Gennady imo might be close to 6'0 He is officially listed as 6'0 or 183cm
Editor Rob: 5ft 11.5-6ft range is possible.
MD said on 7/Mar/17
Mario Lopez is not 5'10".
c-mo said on 5/Mar/17
Mario Lopez is 5'10

so is Golovkin . or maybe a bit below
VeryShortRussianDude said on 3/Mar/17
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Rob, what would be your estimation for Ukranian featherweight boxer Vasyl Lomachenko? here he is next to Golovkin.
Editor Rob: RussianDude, he might be not much over 5ft 6
MD said on 2/Mar/17
With 5'9" (ish) Mario Lopez:

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Arthur said on 22/Jan/17
Rob, you said below that you think Golovkin is not under 177 cm. You won't find someone better to compare Golovkin than Dominic Wade. He is listed everywhere as 179 cm : Click Here

They are standing face to face in many photos and the difference looks to be consistently about 1 inch.
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I don't think anyone can argue 5'10 for Golovkin anymore. He is 5'9.5 I think 5'9.25 and 5'9.75 are equally possible, but not 5'10. He probably measured 5'10.5 with shoes. I doubt Wade is taller than 5'10.5, given that he is listed everywhere at that precise mark.
Jam said on 9/Jan/17
Rob, how tall would you say NBA player Kristaps Porzingis is? There is a good picture of him next to Golovkin on Golovkin's Twitter
Truth said on 30/Dec/16
He is a solid 5'10 the least. Met him and his eyes are where my nose is.
Sully said on 11/Dec/16
Hi Rob, please look at pictures of him with Kell Brooks who you rate at 174 cm , if Kell is 174 cm ,this guy is only about 175cm -175.5 cm maximum, please look at pictures of the two of them.
c-mo said on 24/Nov/16
Rob I know my questions might seem a bit weird and over precise but I would like to get your opinion about golovkins night/low height the same way you gave a specific number for mike tyson . you said that mike tyson is probably something like 177.7 - 177.9cm at night . can you give this kind of estimate on golovkins night height too ? thanks
Editor Rob: c-mo, sometimes it can be hard to be that precise, without measuring...sometimes seeing someone in person a fair bit you could narrow down a guess to within 1/8th if you are really observant, but a lot of the time a guess can cover a fraction above or below.
Johno said on 20/Nov/16
Would love to see him a fight with Andre Ward; would be competitive.

I got Ward at 5'11.25, the minimum you could argue for GGG is 5'8.75 but that would be at his extreme lowest; 5'9.25, 5'9.5 seem like fair, average figures.
c-mo said on 9/Nov/16
Rob what would you think would golovkin measure at the end of the day before bed ? try to be specific please :) something like 176.4 cm maybe ?
Editor Rob: he might at worst be a couple mm under 177 I feel.
Arthur said on 8/Nov/16
Rob, your listing is spot on as always! The guy on the right is Dominc Wade who looks an inch taller than Gen and is listed at 5'10.5 too!
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That's an inch, am I right??
Editor Rob: yes Arthur, that might be almost an inch.
5'9.25" said on 25/Oct/16
Based on his fight with Kell Brook, he does not look a full inch taller. Kell is a confirmed 5'8.5" because Rob actually met him, and Gennady is about 2 cm (0.75") taller than Kell. That puts Gennady at 5'9.25".
madtv said on 22/Oct/16
scotty mccreery?
Johno said on 21/Oct/16
I see what you mean MD. Very deceptive in appearance, highest KO ratio ever.
MD said on 21/Oct/16
Apropos of nothing, but he's got a cartoonish face, and I don't necessarily mean that in a mean way, just that it almost looks like someone drew it for an animated series. lol
Vibram said on 20/Oct/16
176cm / 5ft9.25 is fair Rob? He had Brook by 2cm.
Editor Rob: from all I've seen I think 5ft 9.5 might be closer...I could understand 5ft 9.25 up to 10 arguments for this guy!
BT said on 20/Oct/16
5'9.5 is a good shout, he could look about an inch taller than Brook.
madtv said on 18/Oct/16
what me worry?
AliBomaye said on 18/Oct/16
I can't believe how obsessively some people around here are
Are you googleing serious

Come on guys this man was always taller than everybody like 5'9 5'9.5 and 5'10 challengers like kell brook who claimed 175 cm like David Lemieux who is about 177-175 cm

look ak this he was pictured degale who claimed about 178 cm
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He s totally 179 ... 180 in the morning 178 end of the day ...
Editor Rob: you certainly could argue he is nearly similar to Matt Damon: Click Here...
The Exorcist said on 17/Oct/16
He seemed to just edge out Kell Brook at their stare-downs. And since Rob has a picture with Kell, and I find Kell's 5'8.5" listing believable, I'll go with a 5'9" estimate for GGG. Possibly 5'9.25".

Voted 5'9"
anon said on 17/Oct/16
5'9.25- 5'9.5 is probably what he would measure if we were being precise going off how he compared to Kell Brook who Rob met in person and has 5'8.5
newbie said on 17/Oct/16
Comparison in run up to Brook fight suggests 5'9 to 5'9.5 range makes sense, certainly doesn't look 5'10
Ace said on 16/Oct/16
He was listed as 5'9.5 prior to his fight with Macklin, so my guess is that 5'9.5 is probably closer
c-mo said on 16/Oct/16
looks exactly as tall as Mike Tyson . so 178-179cm range
the Slav said on 15/Oct/16
Anywhere between 5'9-5'9.75 - wouldnt peg him anything under
Animus said on 15/Oct/16
He looks 5ft9 next to Mike Tyson and Matt Damon.
Junior31 said on 15/Oct/16
Where did you get 5'9.5 from??
Editor Rob: that was the range I thought he could look.

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