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Hearn: For Golovkin, The Biggest Fight is Canelo Trilogy at DAZN

Since last month, former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) has been lurking in the background as a network free agent.

Golovkin was contractually bound to HBO, but that deal expired in the aftermath of his rematch with Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs), who walked away with a close twelve round majority decision win.

And then HBO announced their unexpected decision to drop boxing from their programming.

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Canelo, who also had a deal with HBO and became a free agent, has officially signed on with streaming service DAZN.

Last week, Canelo announced that he signed a five year, 11 fight deal, for $365 million. The deal also gives Canelo's promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, 10 dates a year.

Canelo, who is easily the biggest pay-per-view star in boxing, is a prime target for a lot of big names out there.

British promoter Eddie Hearn, through his Matchroom USA banner, has an eight year content deal with DAZN.

Hearn has several potential opponents for Canelo - like WBO champion Demetrius Andrade and Daniel Jacobs - should he win the IBF title this coming Saturday.

As far as Golovkin, Hearn views the trilogy fight with Canelo as by far the biggest payday for GGG.

There was some discussion about the possibility of Golovkin squaring off with Ryota Murata - but that plan went up in smoke after Murata was upset in a one-sided bout on Saturday night in Las Vegas, with Rob Brant boxing his ears off to secure a twelve round unanimous decision and the WBA "regular" middleweight belt.

"Look, there are a lot of egos. Does [Golovkin] want to work with Golden Boy? Unfortunately, whatever way he looks at it, the big money fight for him is Canelo 3. And there is no other fight that even compares. People talk about Murata, well that's dead. So he has to fight Canelo. That probably pays him 5, 6, 7 times of any other fight. We'd love him at DAZN," Hearn said.

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Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-22-2018

on a slightly different note..... [QUOTE=Eddie Hearn][B][SIZE="3"]At the moment I think a split of 65-35 in AJ’s favour is fair.....[/SIZE][/B] [url][/url][/QUOTE] oh really ? well, then why did you offer Wilder 15mil, Eddie..... ? you guys who defended that rubbish…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 10-22-2018

Trying to sale a used car to another owner...E Hearn can sale water to a well lol...Nobody wanna see that again tbh...Nelo got GGG in his pocket...puzzle time he might KO GGG because he already proved he dictates HOW…

Comment by alexjust on 10-22-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19215361]don't see anything there I agree with pretty sure that Canelo hates Golovkin..... no idea why you think they suddenly became friends. and this has nothing to do with Golden Boy if Golovkin signed an agreement with DAZN, he would…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-22-2018

[QUOTE=alexjust;19214938]Look, there are a lot of egos. Does [Golovkin] want to work with Golden Boy? Unfortunately, whatever way he looks at it, the big money fight for him is Canelo 3. And there is no other fight that even compares.…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-22-2018

[QUOTE=Corelone;19213903]Canelo gets 33 million per fight, but Hearn can only come up with 12 mil for Wilder? He offers a tainted meat eater the world on a string, but Wilder has to beg? Give up every edge? Size, site, date,…

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