Gennady Golovkin opponent set for June 8, Demetrius Andrade co-feature
WBN has learned of a DAZN double-header in place for the return of former middleweight king Gennady Golovkin.
The big-punching Kazakh is on the verge of making his debut for the streaming service following the signing of a multi-million dollar contract.
‘GGG’ is set to warm up for a trilogy fight with Canelo Alvarez in September against recent ‘The Contender’ winner Brandon Adams.
Golovkin needs a victory following a draw, win and loss in his last three outings. That mixed bag came of the back of one of the most formidable runs in 160 pound history.
Opponent Adams, 29, saw off Tyrone Brunson, Ievgen Khytrov, Eric Walker and eventually Shane Mosley Jr. in the final of the popular TV series on Epic.
Prior to taking The Contender crown, Adams had suffered a loss to ex-world super-welterweight title challenger John Thompson.
Adams was the -450 moneyline favorite heading into the fight. Thompson’s upset victory was a pivotal moment in his career.
Landing the Golovkin fight is a huge turnaround in Adams career over the past ten months.
Before entering The Contender, Adams had contemplated retirement and hadn’t fought in almost three years after the Thompson disappointment.
With many questioning how much Golovkin has left, the opportunity is massive for Adams to continue building his rejuvenated reputation.
DAZN will now televise a huge night of boxing, the details of which will be made public shortly.
The demise of HBO saw Golovkin on the lookout for a new home. DAZN stepped in and are now planning an eye-catching double header for the Adams clash.
In the co-feature, Demetrius Andrade is set to defend his WBO middleweight strap against Maciej Sulecki.
Andrade has been in fine form of late after claiming the vacant title left behind by Billy Joe Saunders.
Sulecki, also 29, recently saw off Gabe Rosado in a tough Philadelphia scrap. The US-based Pole gets the reward offered to both fighters prior to the contest by promoter Eddie Hearn.
An accompanying undercard is likely to see many young prospects given the chance to shine. A usual feature on DAZN events of late.
In terms of venue, New York would be the current frontrunner. The likes of San Antonio, Las Vegas and Los Angeles cannot be ruled out at this stage.
Golovkin v Adams
Andrade v Sulecki