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Gennady Golovkin's stay-busy fight with Nobuhiro Ishida (as well as three other fights on the card) will be available on pay-per-view in the U.S.
According to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com, the main bouts of the March 30 boxing card in Monte Carlo, headlined by middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin, will be available for American viewing via pay-per-view. Promoters for the show announced they were able to make a deal with Integrated Sports to distribute the show for a price of $24.95. The event will air at 3 p.m. ET on said date.
I know this is the Internet Age and everything, but the option is available if one wants to legally order the show for their television. Golovkin's fight was never intended to be anything more than a stay-busy affair to keep him sharp between his bigger fights, which will likely air on premium U.S. cable. So it is no surprise that this one is not airing on cable in America. Golovkin will likely be back on HBO sometime in the summer, and has said he plans to fight five times this year.
The other three fights on the pay-per-view will be super middleweight prospect Edwin Rodriguez matching up against Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna, former light heavyweight champion Zsolt Erdei fighting Deins Grachev., and junior middleweights Sergey Rabchenko and Adriano Nicchi squaring off with each other.