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According to a report by Mike Coppinger to The Athletic, Gennadiy Golovkin has been asked by DAZN to take a pay cut for his mandatory IBF middleweight title defense against Kamil Szeremeta, and both sides are working on – and are close – to a restructuring deal

Golovkin signed a six-fight deal with DAZN in 2019 You’ll recall DAZN asking Canelo Alvarez – who had an even bigger deal (much) with DAZN – to take a pay cut for a potential comeback. Canelo quit his contracts with Golden Boy Promotions and the streaming service, but he will still be fighting on DAZN for his December 19 fight with Callum Smith, and could continue to fight with them fight by fight in the future, which could be a win-win for both sides in total

Golovkin, 38, is set to face Szeremeta on December 18 It’s not really a big fight, which means GGG’s first three fights on DAZN are “not really big fights,” including his Dec. Battle of 2019 with Sergiy Derevyanchenko; It was a good fight, and diehard fans knew it, but it didn’t really reach the more difficult casual audience.The Kazakh fighter made his DAZN debut in June 2019 with a tune-up victory over Steve Rolls

Szeremeta (21-0, 5 KOs) has no real name value and is not seen as a legitimate threat to Golovkin, but the 31-year-old Pole is the mandatory challenger, and the fight must have place for Golovkin not to be stripped of his belt, and Golovkin does not want to be stripped of his belt

You think Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KOs) and DAZN will work well enough to get this fight done and then go from there, and “finish this fight and go from there” is pretty much the point. complete, really

In theory, Golovkin could try to get out of his deal like Canelo did, but Golovkin also has a lot less influence than Canelo, and with Gennadiy much later in his career than Alvarez, he would likely prefer the security of a fixed contract, although not what it was when he signed in 2019 And the fight Golovkin wants the most, a third fight with Canelo, is not out of place in staying with DAZN It could still be done, and DAZN would still pay generously for it

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World News – CA – Gennadiy Golovkin and DAZN work on revised contract ahead of December return

Source: https://www.badlefthook.com/2020/11/21/21588703/gennadiy-golovkin-dazn-working-on-new-contract-ahead-december-return-next-fight-boxing-news-2020