Another boxing superstar has signed an exclusive deal with streaming service DAZN. After weeks of speculation and negotiation, Gennady Golovkin, widely known as GGG, has inked a six-fight deal with promotion.
This deal, which will see Golovkin fight twice a year for three years, will serve as the final chapter of his legendary career.
“DAZN has quickly become the new home of boxing by making the biggest events easily available to the fans,” Golovkin said of this deal (via Sporting News). “When deciding on where I wanted to continue my career, DAZN’s global vision perfectly matched my goals — not just for my career but the opportunity to showcase talented Eastern European fighters to the world. Thank you to my fans for all of the loyal support and I look forward to you joining me on DAZN.”
GGG recently engaged in a pair of unforgettable wars with Canelo Alvarez, who also calls DAZN home. Their first fight ended in a draw draw, the second was a majority decision win for Canelo — and both were deeply controversial.
Now that they both fight on DAZN, the potential for a trilogy fight is extremely high. It could even happen later this year, provided Canelo gets by Daniel Jacobs on May 4.
“Gennady Golovkin is a generational talent with international appeal,” DAZN Group executive chairman John Skipper said of Golovkin. “We’re confident he will bring his passionate fans to the platform as we produce tentpole events with his team over the next several years.”
Stay tuned to BJPenn.com for further updates on the DAZN debut of the great GGG.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/8/2019.