GGG signs with DAZN

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    What has long since felt like a formality became official overnight as former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin signed a three-year, six-fight deal with streaming app DAZN early Friday. The deal will pay the 36-year-old native of Kazakhstan eight figures per fight, according to The Ring's Mike Coppinger. Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) will also be a global ambassador for DAZN, joining a boxing stable that includes unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and GGG's biggest rival Canelo Alvarez.

    DAZN is expected to announce the deal during a press conference Monday in Los Angeles, where GGG resides.

    Golovkin, who fought Alvarez to a disputed decision loss in their all-action rematch last September, is expected to make his DAZN debut in June before seeking a big-money trilogy bout against Alvarez this fall (should the Mexican star defeat fellow Daniel Jacobs in their May 4 unification bout).

    Courted at various points by everyone from ESPN, UFC Fight Pass and PBC (which has contracts with Showtime and Fox), Golovkin became the hottest broadcast free agent last fall following HBO's decision to cease boxing coverage after 30 years. Part of what made the DAZN deal so attractive was the opportunity for GGG to purchase equity in the company, along with four guaranteed dates over the next two years to showcase fighters Golovkin has signed to his fledgling GGG Promotions.



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