After months of negotiations with the streaming service, the former middleweight world champion has penned a three-year deal and will join his rival Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on the platform.
This signing has been in the works for months.
His rematch with Canelo Alvarez previous year ultimately lived up to the hype again in what was an enthralling battle from start to finish in a bout that Mexican boxer Alvarez ultimately won on points. Canelo prevailed via majority decision in the rematch, surviving a late onslaught from Golovkin. Both offered him lucrative deals and at one point Golovkin accepted an offer from ESPN in January, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, but he eventually changed his mind and did not sign. Alvarez is fighting Daniel Jacobs in May, and that will be a tough fight.
No opponent has been named for Golovkin's return but he is now the No. 1 middleweight in the WBA, WBC and WBO rankings.
The six-fight global partnership between GGG Promotions and DAZN will see Golovkin fight twice a year on the platform for the next three years.
In a press release, DAZN announced that GGG Promotions will present two cards per year on DAZN beginning in 2020. As far as his next fight is concerned, Golovkin plans to return to the ring in June against an opponent to be named at a later date.
He finally got Golovkin, whom he called "a generational talent with global appeal". "We're confident he will bring his passionate fans to the platform as we produce tentpole events with his team over the next several years". Thrilled to spread the news of his signing, "GGG" explained, "DAZN has quickly become the new home of boxing by making the biggest events easily available to the fans".