Report: Gennady Golovkin, DAZN Close To Deal; GGG To Get Equity

Gennady Golovkin could be close to signing a major deal with DAZN that would give the streaming platform another boxing superstar.

According to Ring Magazine, Golovkin and DAZN are nearing a deal that would have the former middleweight champion fight at least three times. The report stated that Golovkin could fight as much as six times throughout the deal but the additional fights are contingent on his performance.

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Golovkin would also get equity in DAZN, something that no other fighter signed to the streaming service currently has. Golovkin's GGG Promotions would also get fight dates, but since the former world champion has not signed fighters to his company, he will look to sign boxers from his native Kazakhstan and beyond.

With the new deal, Golovkin could stand to make at least $10 million in his DAZN debut, which could take place either in late spring or in early summer. Should Golovkin emerge victorious, he could potentially be next in line to face unified middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez a third time in September. Alvarez is scheduled to fight Daniel Jacobs in a WBA, WBC and IBF title unification on May 4 and if Alvarez wins, then the trilogy bout against Golovkin could be taking place later this year.

The first two fights between Golovkin and Alvarez were shown on HBO pay-per-view in the United States on September 2017 and 2018 with both bouts generating at least a million buys each. The 2017 showdown ended in a draw while Alvarez won the rematch last year in Las Vegas.

DAZN has made waves across the American boxing market for the last 10 months, having secured the American broadcast rights to the World Boxing Super Series, signing Alvarez to an exclusive 11-fight contract and being the home for Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing USA.

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