GGG Gennady Golovkin Close to Finalizing Deal With DAZN

Gennady Golovkin is expected to reveal a new fight broadcast deal in the coming days. Mike Coppinger of Ring Magazine reports that Golovkin is set to sign with online streaming platform DAZN. Eddie Hearn and John Skipper meeting with Gennady Golovkin this morning in Los Angeles. Hearn feels he’ll be able to finalize terms with GGG to bring him exclusively to DAZN. Belief is it’s a two-fight offer worth eight figures per bout. The news comes after much speculation to whether Golovin would join DAZN, the Premier Boxing Champions platform (currently broadcasting on Fox & Showtime) or ESPN+ (home to Top Rank Boxing). Golovkin has yet to issue his own public comment on the decision.  

Charles Martin To Face Anthony Joshua In First IBF Defense

LONDON — Newly crowned heavyweight title holder Charles Martin will waste no time getting back into action to make his first defense IBF strap. On Sunday, Eddie Hearn, managing director of Matchroom Boxing, announced via social media that his number one heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua will battle Martin on April 9th at London’s 02 Arena for the IBF heavyweight title. Proud to announce April 9 at @theo2@anthonyfjoshua will challenge Charles Martin for the IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World👊🏼💥👑🇬🇧 RT — Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 14, 2016 In arguably his biggest challenge to date, since winning the title by technical knockout against Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, Martin risks his title reign against a fighter that is…

Kell Brook Annilhilates Jo Jo Dan, Sets Sites On Khan

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND — Before a lively crowd at the Motorpoint Arena, Kell Brook pummeled mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan to win by forth round TKO. Making his first IBF title defense since defeating Shawn Porter in August, and being brutally attacked by Machete in September, Brook displayed few if any effects of a leg injury as he had his way with the mandatory challenger. Dropping him four times during action, twice in the second round and twice in the forth (the second drop right at the close of the round bell), Brook appeared to barely break a sweat as he cruised to victory. The death blow came by way of combination and left Dan rolling…

2014 Boxing Year in Review: Miscellaneous Awards

While 2014 won’t be remembered as one of the brightest years in boxing, it still produced many memorable moments, even if they were head-scratchers. This article is part 1 of a 3 part series that awards people and events that were eye-catching in the sport. Some awards should be taken more seriously than others. If you laugh at something, you probably were supposed to. Blind Judge of the Year: Robert Hoyle Carlos Colon & Alejandro Rochin had Danny Garcia over Mauricio Herrera 116-112. Dave Moretti & Burt A. Clements had Jessie Vargas over Anton Novikov 118-111. Dave Moretti had Jose Benavidez over Mauricio Herrera 117-111. Fernando Laguna had Arthur Abraham over Paul Smith 119-109. Glenn Trowbridge…

Froch Vacates Title; DeGale To Fight For Vacant Title

Carl Froch won’t be striking until sometime this summer it appears. With an elbow injury impeding his ability to make a mandatory title defense, “the Cobra” opted to vacate the IBF super middleweight title while he sits out to recover and consider his next move. This thrusts mandatory challenger James DeGale to the front of the line to fight for the vacant title without withering away on the shelf for an extended period of time. A very sportsman-like and generous move from Froch. In an interview with BBC’s Radio 5, Froch spoke of his desire to fight in Las Vegas or Nottingham’s Forest’s City Ground against the likes of either Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. or Bernard…

Brook Stops Senchenko in 4; Joshua Wins By KO

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – Kell Brook continued his march towards a welterweight title shot by defeating Vyacheslav Senchenko in the forth round by TKO. Emerging as the busier fighter, Brook walked Senchenko down and felt his way inside with a touch jab Senchenko couldn’t respond to. After cruising through round one, Brook began to let his hands go and connected with combinations throwing Senchenko off balance. Relaxing into Senchenko’s rhythm, Brook launched and connected with the overhand right at will but displayed an occasional lapses in defense. Leaving himself open, Brook allowed Senchenko to sneak in an occasional right hook momentarily stunning him. The end nearly came at the end of round three when Kell dropped Senchenko…