Although there is still no date for when Gennady Golovkin makes his return to the ring, a new report does provide a hint as to where Golovkin could fight.
According to Mike Coppinger of Ring TV, DAZN, the streaming service that recently signed Canelo Alvarez, is in “advanced talks” to sign Golovkin. The report states that Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler and DAZN are the parties involved in negotiations to potentially get the former unified middleweight champion to fight on the streaming service.
The centerpiece of a potential DAZN-Golovkin deal would be a third fight against Alvarez, whom Golovkin lost to this past September. Since losing his unified WBA “super” and WBC middleweight titles to Alvarez, Golovkin has been adamant in another fight against him. When Alvarez signed an 11-fight deal with DAZN, the only way for a third fight to happen would be if Golovkin signed with the platform.
Golovkin was recently ordered by the WBC to fight interim middleweight champion Jermall Charlo in a final eliminator, but Golovkin was not interested and so Charlo will now fight Willie Monroe Jr. in the main event of the December 22 PBC on FOX card. Golovkin had been seeking a fight with Ryota Murata for his 2019 return, but Murata would go on to lose the WBA “regular” middleweight title earlier this year.
DAZN not only has Alvarez, but also WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade as well as a multi-year relationship with Matchroom Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions. DAZN USA and Canada is also airing the entire second season of the World Boxing Super Series.