Golovkin (40-1-1, 35 KOs) returns to action for the first time in 14 months when he defends the IBF title against mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta. See below for video, bio’s and full card!
When: Friday 2pm. Main event is 5pm.
Where: live on DAZN.
Location: Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Golovkin realizes fans want “The Big Drama Show” and plans on giving everyone what they want to see.
The Golovkin-Szeremeta card gets underway at 2 p.m., with the Golovkin-Szeremeta fight expected to begin about 5 p.m., although the exact time depends on the length of the earlier fights.
“Certainly (I will bring things back),” Golovkin said through a translator at Wednesday’s press conference. “I do take this seriously. I train for this specific reason. I do believe that people will want a “Big Drama Show”. I had a lot of time to get ready for this (fight). We will see the best Gennadiy Golovkin.”
A win over the undefeated Szeremeta (21-0, 5 KOs) would mark the 21st defense of a middleweight title that Golovkin has held throughout his career, breaking a tie with Bernard Hopkins. Looking at what could potentially happen in a few short days, Golovkin is happy to be in the position he’s in.
“Very proud (of the potential achievement),” Golovkin said. “To reach this opportunity is a great step for me. This record defense will be a very important role. I’m just one step away from setting this new record. This record has stood for so many years, and it’s exciting.”
Watch full GGG-Szeremeta press conference below:
Gennadiy Golovkin career record and bio
Born: 4 April 1982
Height: 5’ 10.5”
Total fights: 42
Record: 40-1-1, 35 KOs
Kamil Szeremeta career record and bio
Born: 11 October 1989
Height: 5’ 9.5”
Total fights: 12
Record: 21-0, 5 KOs
Golovkin vs. Szeremeta card
Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Kamil Szeremeta, middleweight
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