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DAZN Unites With Mark Wahlberg, Film 45 For Multi-Series Pact

Ahead of Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin’s debut on DAZN against Steve Rolls at Madison Square Garden on June 8, DAZN announces a multi-series partnership with Mark Wahlberg’s Unrealistic Ideas and Peter Berg’s Film 45, which will begin with the latest edition of 40 DAYS featuring a behind-the-scenes look at Golovkin vs. Rolls.

Unrealistic Ideas, the non-scripted production company formed by world-renowned actor and producer Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levison and Archie Gips, along with Film 45, helmed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Berg, will executive produce 40 DAYS: GOLOVKIN-ROLLS ahead of their middleweight showdown, live on DAZN. Wahlberg and Berg are avid boxing fans with a well-known track record for success in the boxing world. In 2010, Wahlberg starred as Micky Ward in The Fighter and in 2012, Film 45 produced the ON Freddie Roach boxing docu-series on HBO. 

"As a longtime boxing fan, I am excited to be partnering with DAZN to highlight Gennadiy and his unique approach leading up to a fight," says Mark Wahlberg of Unrealistic Ideas.

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The former middleweight world champion Gennadiy “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) will make his DAZN debut against undefeated challenger Steve Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs) at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, June 8. This will be Golovkin’s first time back in the ring after a hotly-contested decision loss against Canelo Alvarez in the fall of 2018. GGG Promotions and DAZN recently announced the six-fight global partnership that will see Golovkin fight the remainder of his career on the platform.

“It takes a lot of hard work to put on the Big Drama Show,” said Golovkin. “40 DAYS was in training camp from start to finish. Boxing fans will see it all, as Johnathon Banks and I prepare for war at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden.”

The 40 DAYS documentary title is derived from the grueling preparation for a prizefight that requires roughly eight weeks of Monday-Friday intense training. 40 DAYS: GOLOVKIN-ROLLS follows the success of the first two editions of the series. DAZN partnered with LeBron James and Maverick Carter of UNINTERRUPTED for the Canelo vs. Jacobs middleweight title clash, and then teamed up with Meek Mill and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for a look at the heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz, Jr.

“40 DAYS is a series that links world famous boxers with gifted storytellers to give fight fans a unique view of the arduous eight-week preparation for a fight,” says Jamie Horowitz, EVP Content DAZN North America. “When we visited GGG at his camp in Big Bear, we asked him whom he thought would best tell his story -- he immediately asked for Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg.”

40 DAYS: GOLOVKIN-ROLLS will serve as the first endeavor between Unrealistic Ideas, Film 45 and DAZN. Additional projects will be announced in the coming months.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by QballLobo on 05-30-2019

One day he’ll bring back the funky bunch.

Comment by Unidentified on 05-30-2019

The real Micky Ward would’ve been better...

Comment by Oldskoolg on 05-30-2019

[QUOTE=Motorcity Cobra;19783391]I need to get some of this DAZN money. They're throwing it away.[/QUOTE] Finally though they seem to have some underage ding about putting American faces with their product, when they rolled out with Eddie Hearn as the driving…

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 05-30-2019

Sounds like a good concept and is solid shoulder programming to fights. They probably need to release them on youtube though or something like that so they can be the glorified infomercial they are meant to be and drive people…

Comment by johnnycontrolet on 05-30-2019

Who cares about this mismatch ? GGG is only interesting for the fans if he fights a household name. Rolls .....ridiculous.....

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