Gennady Golovkin’s next fight will be on DAZN, but we don’t know whom he’ll fight. ESPN’s Dan Rafael claims, however, that the name “being bandied about the most” is reigning European middleweight champion Kamil Szeremeta, who is ranked one spot behind “GGG” by both the WBC and the WBA.
Poland’s Szeremeta (19-0, 4 KO) stopped Alessandro Goddi for the belt last year and successfully defended it twice, scoring a knockout of Ruben Diaz in September and a decision over Andrew Francillette this past Saturday. The 29-year-old also boasts wins over Patrick Mendy and Kassim Ouma, the former of whom upset Dmitrii Chudinov five months ago.
You can watch the brutal Diaz KO here.
From a rankings perspective, the fight makes sense, and it’s unsurprising that DAZN would give Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KO) something of a tune-up to end his layoff. It should be entertaining, at the very least, and leaves the fall/winter open for Canelo, Daniel Jacobs, or Demetrius Andrade.