Gennady Golovkin looks shredded on the scales as he weighs-in for ring return with 38-year-old set to make history

GENNADY GOLOVKIN showed off his shredded physique on the scales as he weighed in for his record breaking title defence.

The Kazakh legend – who turned 38 in April – looked incredible as he came in at 159.2lb – just under the 160lb middleweight limit.

Golovkin returns to the ring against mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta of Poland.

And for the first time he will be defending the IBF crown he won against Sergiy Derevyanchenko last year, after Canelo Alvarez vacated the strap.

It allows Golovkin to make a record breaking 21st middleweight world title defence – having been tied with American great Bernard Hopkins.

GGG will be cornered by Jonathan Banks for the third time after they linked up last year.

And Banks – who famously trained Wladimir Klitschko after the death of Emanuel Steward – has helped Golovkin once again boil down his body.

He credits Triple-G's immense commitment and dedication which has paved the way for his monumental 21st title defence.

Banks told BoxingScene: “He's a very disciplined guy, that's number one.

“Number two, it is very rare because when you get guys that get to a certain level, that's when their character is really revealed.

"And GGG always reveals his character as a true professional and a disciplined guy, always.

"You get sparring partners to come in to spar, they realise that they're sparring a guy on a different level, but that doesn't change their habits.

"They still show up late, they still miss practices, and I gotta send them home. You gotta go.

"This man is a true professional, and if he's being one, then everybody else in camp should be one as well.”

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