By Mark Elezaj
Gennady Golovkin, the former middleweight champion, looks like he is finally ready to sign on with a new network.
Golovkin has been out of action since September, when he lost a highly controversial decision to Mexican sensation Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in their long-awaited rematch.
Since then, Alvarez went on and signed a deal with DAZN, believed to be worth $350 million for 10 fight. Rumors were that Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) would also be signing with DAZN, and now it looks like GGG has finally made his decision.
According to Ring Magazine’s Mike Coppinger, the two sides are close to finalizing a multi-fight deal that would call for a minimum of three fights, and as many as six in total. If the deal does go through, the first fight would take place in the late spring/early summer with GGG earning at least $10 million.
According to Coppinger’s story:https://www.ringtv.com/554960-gennady-golovkin-dazn-close-to-finalizing-multi-fight-deal-that-guarantees-equity/
“The package gives Golovkin equity in DAZN, a perk Eddie Hearn, Golden Boy Promotions and even Canelo didn’t receive as part of their deals, per sources. Golovkin, who turns 37 in April, also ensured he’ll receive guaranteed dates for GGG Promotions, which doesn’t have any signed fighters yet, per sources. The Kazakh is looking to sign talent from his home country and beyond as he prepares for life after competition.”
If Golovkin is victorious, and Canelo Alvarez, who fights Daniel Jacobs on May 4th, wins his fight, it is more than likely we could see Golovkin fight Canelo for a third time in September, with GGG reportedly earning around $30 million for that fight.
If and when Golovkin does finalize this deal with DAZN, he would be joining a middleweight stable that not only includes Canelo and Jacobs, but also includes current WBO champion Demetrius Andrade. That means, in a perfect world, the unification of all four major titles at 160 lbs is very realistic and DAZN would be showcasing it all.
~The Fighting Voice ~