GGG on the verge of signing with DAZN
By Sean Jones: Gennady Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler is negotiating a deal for him to sign with DAZN, according to RingTV. Loeffler says Golovkin could be back in the ring in March or April, but it won’t be against Saul Canelo Alvarez. Loeffler wants to set-up a trilogy fight for Golovkin with the Mexican star, but he doubts that’ll happen next May. If Golovkin signs with DAZN, then his next bout will be on the streaming network.
It’s not surprising that GGG (38-1-1, 34 KOs) is about to sign with DAZN, since that’s his best chance of getting the trilogy fight that he so badly wants against Canelo. While it would still be theoretically possible for Golovkin to land a third fight with Canelo if he signed with ESPN or Premier Boxing Champions, it might delay the fight from happening.
Golovkin, 36, can’t afford to wait 6 years for the different networks to come to an agreement about letting the Canelo-GGG 3 fight take place in a cross platform deal. Besides that, DAZN has deep pockets, as we just saw with the huge $365 million deal that Canelo just signed with them. If they’ve got that kind of money to give to Canelo, who fans felt lost his last two fights against Golovkin, then there should be a lot of money available for GGG to make.
“Sources: DAZN has aggressively pursued Gennady Golovkin, and the sides are in advanced talks,” said Mike Coppinger on his Twitter. “GGG promoter Tom Loeffler hoping to wrap a deal up soon ahead of a spring return for the former middleweight champ #boxing.”
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