Gennady Golovkin returns to the ring this evening to defend his IBF and IBO middleweight titles against Kamil Szeremeta.
Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, GGG has been out of the ring since his victory over Sergiy Derevyanchenko in October 2019.
But he will be back under the lights before 2020 is over for a clash against unbeaten Polish fighter Szeremeta.
Golovkin, a modern day boxing legend, is still rebuilding his career following his two gruelling clashes with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
A trilogy fight against the Mexican could yet be on the cards at a later date but Golovkin will not be overlooking his bout with Szeremeta this week.
Szeremeta has won all 21 of his pro fights to date and was last in action on the undercard for Golovkin vs Derevyanchenko as he saw off Oscar Cortes.
Golovkin v Szeremeta: Date and time
This 12-round middleweight bout will take place on Friday, December 18 and is being held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Florida.
The ring walks are expected from 4am UK time but that will depend on the undercard results.
Ali Akhmedov will take on Carlos Gongora before the main event.
Golovkin v Szeremeta: TV channel and live stream
The fight will be shown on DAZN with coverage starting at 10pm.
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The fight will be able to be streamed via the the DAZN app.
Golovkin v Szeremeta: Undercard
- MAIN EVENT – Gennady Golovkin vs. Kamil Szeremeta – for IBF and IBO middleweight titles
- Ali Akhmedov vs. Carlos Gongora – for IBO Super-Middleweight title
- Hyun Mi Choi vs. Calista Silgado – for WBA Super-Featherweight title
- John Ryder vs Michael Guy – Super-Middleweight bout
- Reshat Mati vs. Dennis Okoth – Welterweight bout
- Jalen Walker vs. Rafael Reyes – Featherweight bout
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Golovkin v Szeremeta: What has been said?
Gennady Golovkin insists he’s ready for Friday’s clash despite his long absence from the ring due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
He said: “It was a long pause. There was enough time to miss boxing and forget certain things.
“The training was good. I went through my standard training and it went well and I’m ready.”
Golovkin was also asked about a trilogy fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez who is in action this weekend as well as he takes on Callum Smith.
GGG said: “I don’t think about this because I’m tired of thinking about it.
“It’s been over two years that we’ve been throwing this around. It’s not my fault that this fight has not taken place.
“Currently, it’s too early to say, but there is a possibility this fight might never happen.”
Golovkin v Szeremeta: Latest odds
- Gennady Golovkin: 1/25
- Kamil Szeremeta: 10/1
- Draw: 25/1
Golovkin v Szeremeta: Tale of the tape
Golovkin – Szeremeta
Nationality: Kazakh – Polish
Age: 38 – 31
Height: 5ft 10 – 5ft 9
Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox
Reach: 70in – 68in
Record: 40/1/1 – 21/0/0
KOs: 35 – 5
Rounds: 212 – 144
Debut: 6/5/2006 – 12/2/2012