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May
2019

Gennady Golovkin focused only on landing Canelo trilogy after DAZN deal

World Boxing News 12/03/2019
Gennady Golovkin

📸 Amanda Westcott

Gennady Golovkin has set his sights on a third fight with Canelo Alvarez following his signing announcement with streaming service DAZN.

‘GGG’ confirmed a six-fight deal with the worldwide broadcasters. A contract which will see the former middleweight king see out his days with the company.

Revealing what he found attractive, Golovkin cited landing a third battle with Canelo and the chance to promote his own boxers through GGG Promotions.

“I was a free agent and I thought DAZN gave me the best platform. I also think DAZN will be the best home for all boxers in the future,” explained Golovkin.

“It’s no secret I had others offers from other companies. Right now I have the best partner that will let me now promote fighters on GGG Promotions and me as a fighter.”

On whether he believes six fights will be possible approaching his 37th birthday, the Kazakh punched added: “I can’t really answer that. In my normal life I feel great. I’ll go to training camp in April and I’ll be able to answer this question better.

“I hope I can do six fights. I feel great! After six fights I’ll see what I can do, but have to focus on these six fights.

“I’ve gained a lot of experience in the last years of my career. I want to share that with fighters who will be working with me on GGG promotions.

“I think with DAZN we have the right partner to put on the best fights.”


CANELO

Fixated on Canelo, Golovkin stated winning back his titles was not the priority, alluding to potentially facing his Mexican rival even if he loses to Danny Jacobs on May 4.

“People understand a lot of politics about all the belts. The idea is not to have all belts possible, but it’s to be best boxer. Sometimes people with belts are not the best boxers.

“Of course it was important for me (to have a Canelo guarantee). We want to have the most important fights in boxing, many important fights. That’s what I want to do right now,” he concluded.

An opponent shortlist will now be drawn up for Golovkin as he plots a return around the late spring or early summer.

With the Canelo fight being so lucrative, a warm-up foe is expected to be in the opposite corner.

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