Golovkin makes it trio of major fights in DAZN's global launch month
DAZN, the international over-the-top subscription platform, has added another major boxing bout to the schedule next month when it launches its much-anticipated global offering in more than 200 countries.
Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin will defend his world middleweight title against Poland's Kamil Szeremeta on 18 December in a behind-closed-doors fiight in Hollywood, Florida.
The IBF/IBO Middleweight World Championship fight, and its undercard bouts, will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.
In March 2019, DAZN and GGG Promotions, Golovkin's promotions firm, agreed a three-year, six-fight deal.
It will be the second major bout for the new DAZN global platform, after the heavyweight bout between the UK's Anthony Joshua and Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev on 12 December, albeit that will not be available in the UK and Ireland, where pay-TV's Sky hold the rights.
A day after Golovkin's bout, his great rival Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez of Mexico will fight Briton Callum Smith on DAZN worldwide, excluding Mexico.
Joseph Markowski, executive vice-president of DAZN, said: “GGG is looking to make history this December on DAZN in front of a worldwide audience. We look forward to launching our global platform with an action-packed opening month featuring boxing’s biggest stars.”
DAZN's global offering will go live on 1 December, priced £1.99 ($2.65) or €1.99 ($2.40) per month in most markets, and even cheaper in some. It will be boxing content only, with more sports to be added over time.
The first fight was due to be American Ryan Garcia versus Britain's Luke Campbell on 5 December, but that has now been rescheduled for 2 January after the latter contracted coronavirus.