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Former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golvokin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) signs a three year six-fight deal with DAZN.

Jason Leach

The suspense on which platform would showcase former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s fight ended on Friday morning when Golovkin signed a three year six-fight deal with DAZN. Golovkin previously had his fights showcased on HBO, but they ended their boxing coverage at the end of 2018.

With Golovkin turning 37 in April, this deal is expected to last for the remainder of his career.

The six-fight global partnership between GGG Promotions and DAZN will see Golovkin fight twice a year on the platform for the next three years. Unlike many of his recent fights, Golovkin will no longer appear on pay-per-view.

Instead, his fights will be available to all DAZN subscribers at no extra charge. In addition, GGG Promotions will present two cards per year on DAZN beginning in 2020.

The last time we saw Golovkin in the ring was in September where he suffered the first professional loss of his career along with his WBC, WBA, and IBO middleweight titles to Canelo Alvarez via majority decision in their rematch.

Now that Golovkin has signed with DAZN, he has the opportunity of having a trilogy with Alvarez and getting revenge if Alvarez defeats Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification bout on Saturday, May 4 in Las Vegas. Alvarez signed a five year 365 deal with DAZN in the fall.

If Jacobs upsets Alvarez in May, then Golovkin may opt for a second fight with Jacobs. Golovkin defeated Jacobs via unanimous decision in March of 2017 at Madison Square Garden.

But first Golovkin is expected to return to the ring in June and have a tune-up fight. A venue and date of this fight have not been set yet, but we should fight out more on Monday when Golovkin has a press conference on Monday in Los Angeles.

Jason's first love was football while growing up in northern New Jersey. For the past three years, he has covered the New York Giants, as well as several boxing events along the East Coast.