Eddie Hearn: Canelo vs. Golovkin 3 Has To Be On DAZN

With Canelo Alvarez signing a massive deal to fight on DAZN, the path to a third fight against Gennady Golovkin is clear.

Alvarez recently signed an 11-fight deal worth $365 million to fight for the streaming service. The announcement came a month after Alvarez defeated Golovkin in their rematch for the unified WBA "super" and WBC middleweight titles, the last fight in both men's HBO contracts.

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Although Alvarez has a new broadcast home for his fights, Golovkin remains a free agent in that regards. But if there's one thing that is certain is that Golovkin still wants a third fight against the Mexican star. Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, who's in a working relationship with DAZN, said he has been in talks with Golovkin's promoter Tom Loeffler, but if a third fight were to happen, it would be on DAZN.

"Yeah I've spoken to Tom Loeffler. He has to [bring Golovkin to DAZN]. I mean the carrot will be probably from Golden Boy saying, ‘come with us and we’ll give you the Canelo fight.’ We can’t do that, we can’t give that carrot. Does he wanna go with Golden Boy or does he wanna come with us? Either way, but he has to be on DAZN, otherwise he ain’t getting a Canelo fight. So this is what you’re gonna see now. You’re going to see a natural progression of fighters knowing that they have to be with DAZN to get certain fight," Hearn said.

Golovkin was recently ordered by the WBC to fight interim champion Jermall Charlo, but there's no telling if the fight will actually happen. Golovkin and Loeffler had been eyeing a fight against Ryota Murata, but Murata lost his WBA "regular" middleweight title on October 20 and so a fight between the two is unlikely at this point.

As for Alvarez, the unified champion is moving up in weight to fight WBA "regular" super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden. That fight will take place on December 15 and is the first in Alvarez's DAZN deal.

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