By Mark Elezaj
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will be meeting with DAZN officials again this week to finalize a multi-fight deal for him to fight on their network, and finally set up the much anticipated trilogy with Saul Canelo Alvarez this September, according to Mike Coppinger.
GGG has been out of action since his 12 round majority decision loss to Canelo in their rematch on September 15. Signing with DAZN now, GGG will have a warm-up fight before the Canelo trilogy fight, possibly in May or June as he aims to regain his belts. If GGG stays inactive until September, however, he will then have been out of action for 12 months by the time he fights again, while Canelo has been busy, facing former WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding last December, and currently set to face the IBF middleweight champion Danny Jacobs on May 4.
Whatever does happen, GGG signing with DAZN is a clear indication that a third fight with Canelo is bound to happen, either at the 160 or 168 limit. Also, a third fight with Canelo would be the most commercially viable option for him.