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Gennady Golovkin’s courtship reaching final stages as DAZN, PBC battle it out

Gennady Golovkin has been the hottest network free agent in boxing since Canelo Alvarez linked up with DAZN in October.

Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 knockouts) has been aggressively pursued by Top Rank/ESPN, Matchroom Sport/DAZN and PBC, who maintains network deals with FOX and Showtime. Now, according to sources, it’s down to two: PBC and DAZN.

According to Sources, the 36-year-old Golovkin met with promoter Eddie Hearn and DAZN executive chairman John Skipper on Wednesday morning in Los Angeles. Hearn made an improved offer which is  a two-fight deal worth in the neighbourhood of $45 million.

If Golovkin signs with DAZN, the plan is for him to return in May or June, and it’s possible he could be matched with middleweight titleholder Demetrius Andrade. The second fight of the deal would pit Golovin against Canelo Alvarez in a third meeting.

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