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GGG explains why he signed with DAZN

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GGG explains why he signed with DAZN

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GGG explains why he signed with DAZN

On Monday, media had gathered around to The Conga Room at LA Live to formally announce that Gennady ‘GGG” Golovkin will be fighting the rest of his career on the streaming service DAZN. Executive Chairman for DAZN John Skipper and the former unified middleweight champion discussed the six-fight partnership between GGG promotions and DAZN that will see Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin fight twice a year on the platform for the next three years. Golovkin had spoken candidly at the announcement and explained the following to the media present.

John Skipper, when asked about signing GGG, stated to the media:

“We have a clear agenda at DAZN to bring fans the best fights for affordable subscription price. We’re are not going to be able to bring fans the fights without Gennady Golovkin. He was a key element of what we’re going to be which is to be the premier destination for fight fans. There was very little question in my mind that this is a signing we needed to make. Happy to hear Gennady expects six times and happy to hear that more than six times if he’s still fighting at a high level. We’re thrilled, this is a great deal for us, and we’re very excited.”

He also rebutted any speculation that the network would have a shelf life stating to the media present: 

“It’s wrong, we’re committed to this, we’re well capitalized. We’re going to see the results, and we already saw the result from the December fight, which we only had a couple of weeks to promote. It did very well for us and if we can follow that up with the fights we’re going to have in May and June and later this fall. We have a very viable financial proposition, so they’re wrong.”

When asked why GGG signed with DAZN, he explained, “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.”

When asked about the agreement to six fights he stated:

“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.”

On what GGG wanted to gain in the rest of your career:

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

When asked about the importance of the third fight with Canelo, GGG had quipped:

“Of course it was important for me. Right we want to have the most important fights in boxing, many important fights. That’s what I want to do right now.”

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