What You Need To Know About The GGG, DAZN Deal

GGG decides to finish the remainder of his career with the juggernaut streaming service.

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has found a new home for his talents.

Golovkin announced that he has signed a six-fight global partnership between GGG Promotions and DAZN.

DAZN Group Executive Chairman John Skipper made the announcement today. As a result, Golovkin will fight the rest of his career on DAZN which has rapidly become the world’s largest sports streaming platform.

“DAZN has quickly become the new home of boxing by making the biggest events easily available to the fans,” said Golovkin. “When deciding on where I wanted to continue my career, DAZN’s global vision perfectly matched my goals – not just for my career but the opportunity to showcase talented Eastern European fighters to the world.

In addition, Golovkin plans to return to the ring in June against an unnamed opponent. However, the announcement sets up DAZN to stream blockbuster fights within the middleweight division for the foreseeable future.

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As a result, DAZN has virtually cornered the market with the middleweight division. Title holders Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs, Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade are all with the streaming service.

As part of the deal, Golovkin joins the growing family of DAZN ambassadors including Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, among others. Golovkin’s fights will be available in all DAZN markets, in addition to his native home of Kazakhstan.

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A Los Angeles press event is planned for next week where Golovkin and Skipper will discuss the partnership. Golovkin is preparing himself for retirement and a stable of fighters is sure to follow.

With rumors swirling about Deontay Wilder also talking to DAZN, the streaming service is looking to lock up the boxing game.

 

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.