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Hearn on Canelo, Pacquiao, GGG: Confident I'll Sign One of Them

By Steve Kim

It's no secret that promoter Eddie Hearn is looking to sign marquee names to feature on DAZN.

And two notable names who are currently unattached in terms of a network are Gennady Golovkin and Manny Pacquiao.

In speaking about Golovkin, Hearn told Boxingscene.com, "I know Tom Loeffler very well, we've done fights together. I've told him about our interest and our desire to get Gennady Golovkin on our platform"

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As for 'the Pac Man' who recently ended his association with Top Rank, "We've had chats with Manny Pacquiao,'' stated Hearn, who says he has also inquired with Golden Boy Promotions about Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, who returns on December 15th at the Madison Square Garden in New York against Rocky Fielding, who just happens to be promoted by Hearn.

A decision still has to be made on who will televise Alvarez-Fielding.

"I don't think we're going to get all three," admitted Hearn. "But I'm confident we'll get one of the three. Like I said, we've got extremely deep pockets but it doesn't mean we just go in and waste money, over-pay, because it could affect our business.

"So we've got to be smart, got to be clever but also we know that to add one of these names would have a significant impact on subscriber numbers for DAZN."

Hearn is not the one in the hunt for all three boxers. Showtime is attempting to secure at least one or more of the three names, and Top Rank - who have an exclusive deal with ESPN - are trying to make deals with all three boxers.

Golovkin is looking to return by May of 2019, and Pacquiao has been mentioning a possible defense of his WBA "regular" welterweight title on a date in December.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .WesternChamp. on 10-09-2018

it'll prolly be pac seeing how manny is the one out of the 2 that is in need of money. if he doesnt get the floyd rematch, he's going to sign with hearn. he gets to fight khan and brook…

Comment by KnickTillDeaTh on 10-09-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19180202]I like your thinking on this one, but I still feel Oscar and Espinoza haven't really got over GBP leaving Showtime in the first place! If Oscar, Haymon, and Espinoza could bury the hatchet, they might just bury ESPN as…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 10-09-2018

[QUOTE=KnickTillDeaTh;19179943]Well, as I always say, anything is possible. In this case, it's possible but not probable. Lets look at historic president and the politics of boxing. Major U.S. fighters, always go with major U.S. networks. Those Networks were HBO and…

Comment by Kezzer on 10-09-2018

I hope he gets all three. Means they will be on Sky! If Americans had any sense they would do, $9.99 a month is far cheaper than paying Ppv prices!

Comment by Plick647 on 10-09-2018

[QUOTE=P4Pdunny;19178939]but why though[/QUOTE] because these people are always getting what they want. fookem!

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