As Gennady Golovkin heads into his vacant IBF world title shot with Sergiy Derevyanchenko, the Kazakh puncher has formally announced that he’s reached a partnership agreement with Eddie Hearns’ Matchroom Boxing to promote upcoming fights, including this one with Derevyanchenko.
“My promotion company and I are happy to partner up with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom to bring the fans what they want - the best boxing and the best events. By teaming up with Matchroom, we stress that GGG Promotions is committed to presenting the biggest events in the most important arenas. I’m always happy to work with the best in business, and I’m looking forward to what this collaboration will bring to the boxing fans.”
Hearn reiterated that he’s been a longtime admirer of Golovkin and that he’s honored to be involved in Golovkin’s career going forward. Hearn also says that although he’s aware that fans want to see Golovkin in a third fight with Canelo Alvarez, there are still other good options out there for him.
“We know the world wants to see the Canelo trilogy but there are so many opportunities out there for Gennadiy all over the world and we look forward to working together on them. First things first is for Gennadiy to win the title on October 5.”
A win here for Golovkin will put him right back in the thick of things in the middleweight division, with a number of potentially good fights to be made as most of the best 160lb talent is now aligned with DAZN.