Big Drama Show: Golovkin Partners With Hearn
Eddie Hearn and Gennadiy Golovkin’s new partnership was made official on Wednesday, as Matchroom Boxing announced Golovkin’s October 5th return to Madison Square Garden.
A press release sent out by Matchroom officially announced Golovkin’s October 5th fight against Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the vacant IBF middleweight championship, with GGG Promotions, Matchroom Boxing USA, and DiBella Entertainment as the event’s promoters.
“Everyone knows that I consider Madison Square Garden as my home away from home and there is nothing better than fighting there again. It is old school,” said Golovkin.
“On October 5, it’s going to be a good fight. Every time I enter the ring I try to give my fans the fight they want to see, the show they deserve. This will be such a fight. We will bring back Big Drama Show to the ring of The Garden and to DAZN. Don’t miss it. You will see everything you love in the sport of boxing. See you in New York.”
“I’m very excited that my team has secured another opportunity for me to fight for the Middleweight championship of the world,” said Derevyanchenko. “I have a great deal of respect for ‘GGG’ and looking forward to proving in the ring that I will be up to challenge and fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a World champion.
“Those in attendance at Madison Square Garden and watching on DAZN will see an outstanding battle on Saturday, October 5 — I can’t wait to enter the ring.”
“They call it the Big Drama Show and that’s exactly what the fans will enjoy at MSG on October 5, live on DAZN,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.
“Gennadiy has a chance to regain his World Middleweight crown and Sergiy will bring the fire – the styles should gel brilliantly for a brutal battle. We look forward to a fantastic event with a stacked card at the iconic Mecca of boxing.”
“I’m very proud to provide Sergiy Derevyanchenko another opportunity to become the Middleweight champion of the world,” said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Sergiy came very close to fulfilling his dream last year and I truly believe that his time is now against GGG, one of the best Middleweights of this era. Saturday, October 5, will be a very special night for boxing at Madison Square Garden and live on DAZN, when GGG will be tested to his limits by a true threat in the Middleweight division.”