DAZN Urges Gennady Golovkin to Reduce His Pay Ahead of Title Defense Against Kamil Szeremeta

Published 11/21/2020, 11:14 AM EST
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 05: Gennady Golovkin is awarded victory in his IBF middleweight title bout against Sergiy Derevyanchenko at Madison Square Garden on October 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


DAZN has urged IBF and IBO Middleweight Champion, Gennady Golovkin, to reduce his fees ahead of his first title defense against Kamil Szeremeta. GGG will return on December 18th against undefeated Polish boxer Szeremeta.

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This is not the first time that DAZN has stated its trouble with the deal it had initially agreed to with its boxers. Earlier, the streaming platform had also approached four-division champion, Canelo Alvarez, for a reduction in pay.

Alvarez cut a 1-fight deal with DAZN, after coming to an agreement with Golden Boy Promotions.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin will defend his titles against Canelo Alvarez at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Gennady Golovkin signed a 6-fight deal with the streaming platform last year for an estimated amount of $100 million. However, according to The Athletic, Golovkin is almost closing a new deal with the streaming platform.

The negotiations have been going on for quite some time now. It’s the perfect time for the negotiations to finally come to an end ahead of his first title defense against the undefeated Pole.

Gennady Golovkin returns on Dec 16th

Golovkin came close to beating Canelo Alvarez when both the boxers met inside the ring back in September 2017. Needless to say, arguably 2 of the greatest boxers of all time put on a spectacle inside the ring, not once but twice for boxing fans around the world.

However, Golovkin failed to get his hands raised in the rematch, suffering the first loss of his professional career. In the process, he dropped his WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, and IBO middleweight titles to the Mexican boxer.

LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Gennady Golovkin gestures during the WBC-WBA-IBO Ring Middleweight Title bout at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

Be that as it may, he bounced back with a scintillating KO win over Steve Rolls. He won the vacant middleweight title with a unanimous decision win over Sergiy Derevyanchenko in the very next bout.

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Meanwhile, Kamil Szeremeta remains undefeated in his professional career. The European middleweight champion of the world will look to get his hands on the IBF and IBO middleweight title, which will be on the line on December 19th.

Szeremeta is a calculative boxer and has an incredible fight IQ. However, getting past Gennady Golovkin might prove to be too much for the Polish boxer.

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Be that as it may, the sport of boxing is as unpredictable as it gets. Needless to say, GGG’s return to the boxing ring is sure to bring the world of boxing together once again.

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Nikhil Chauhan

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I low-key like Dana White and his decisions, but that doesn't mean I am not a fan of super fights. Always up for a chat related to UFC, I am a passionate filmmaker.

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