HEY! Are you someone possibly wondering just who that boxing man was in the Apple Watch commercial that aired tonight after the top of the first inning in the Cubs-Pirates NL Wild Card game? We're here to help you.
That was Gennady Golovkin, generally regarded as the best middleweight and one of the most exciting fighters in the sport today. The Kazakh slugger has a career record of 33-0, 30 wins by knockout, and has become one of the most popular fighters in boxing. His next fight comes on October 17, as he headlines an HBO pay-per-view against Canadian slugger David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KO), in what is expected to be a slugfest.
Here's a highlight reel on Golovkin and his destructive run at 160 pounds:
Golovkin is the sort of fighter that anyone can enjoy, from the diehard boxing fan to the most casually interested spectator whose biggest concern when tuning in to see a fight is actually, you know, seeing a fight. It's good timing for him to get his face out there, even if the commercial does not give a name.