Middleweight baseball bat punching power merchant Gennady Golovkin officially announced his joining of streaming platform DAZN last night to show the next six fights and the rest of his career in the US on.
Canelo Alvarez vs Danny Jacobs takes place at 160lbs on Cinco De Mayo weekend coming up in early May but after that — the winner could clearly be in line for a mega matchup with ‘GGG’ by the end of the year.
In recent months as Golovkin chose what network he wanted to have his fights on, as he went through other offers from other companies, there was some false speculation in some quarters by certain media that his long time promoter and friend Tom Loeffler and him could be set to split.
Total bulls**** of course.
Golovkin slammed these rumors once and for all in an interview with Michelle Phelps of Behind The Gloves YouTube (hat tip):
Good to see some loyalty in a dirty business like boxing still does exist.
In an unpredictable, cesspool of an industry Golovkin and Loeffler are class acts in truth.
While Golovkin is nearly 37 years now and perhaps slightly on the slide and certainly out of his prime, the fact remains he is still one of the best middleweights in the world (and one of the most exciting) and carries enough knockout power to turn out the lights of anyone if he lands right.
I’d personally like to see him go back to his boxing ability a little bit more though for the last six fights of his career.
His power always came out naturally when he stuck to his boxing anyway in his career.
It just seems he’s been loading up a bit and relying on it a bit too much in recent years.
With the experience he has now that boxing ability and choosing the right time when to unleash the power could be more advantageous for his fight style as his career comes down the home stretch over the next three years or so.