Golovkin seals six-fight deal with DAZN

Boxing superstar Gennady Golovkin’s next six fights will be available on DAZN, the OTT platform has announced.

The deal was struck between DAZN and the Kazakh fighter’s GGG Promotions management company.

DAZN USA made a brief announcement on Twitter to confirm the deal, but according to Sporting News, which is owned by DAZN Group, Golovkin’s fights will be available in all DAZN markets.

Golovkin’s bouts will be available to DAZN subscribers at no extra cost.

Under the agreement, Golovkin, the former unified middleweight world champion, will fight twice per year over the next three years, with the next bout scheduled for June against a yet-to-be-confirmed opponent.

Golovkin’s fights had previously been shown by pay-per-view provider HBO from 2012, but the boxer started looking for a new media-rights partner when HBO Boxing shut down.

A third fight against current WBA and WBC champion Canelo Álvarez, who is currently signed up to DAZN, is now thought to be a stronger possibility later this year.

A press conference to confirm the details will take place in Los Angeles next week.