It’s finally time for Gennadiy Golovkin to defend his middleweight titles.
GGG was initially scheduled to face mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta back in February and then April, but the COVID-19 pandemic put that bout on hold. Both Golovkin and Szeremeta haven’t entered the ring for an official fight since October 2019 when Golovkin defeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko to win the IBF and IBO middleweight belts and Szeremeta scored a victory over Oscar Cortes on that same card.
Szeremeta currently holds a perfect 21-0 record, though he only has five knockouts in his career and hasn’t encountered a fighter of Golovkin’s caliber. GGG has racked up 40 wins and 35 KOs with the only blemishes on his resume coming against Canelo Alvarez (draw in 2017, loss in 2018). If Golovkin beats Szeremeta and Alvarez takes down Callum Smith, there will definitely be talk of a trilogy fight.
Will GGG stay on his collision course with Alvarez? Or can Szeremeta pull off the upset?
When is GGG’s next fight?
- Date: Friday, Dec. 18
- Start time: 5 p.m. ET
- Main event: 8 p.m. ET
Golovkin will fight Szeremeta on Dec. 18 with the main card beginning at 5 p.m. ET. The GGG vs. Szeremeta bout is expected to start around 8 p.m. ET depending on the length of the earlier fights.
GGG vs. Kamil Szeremeta live stream: How to watch the fight
Boxing fans in the United States can watch the GGG-Szeremeta fight on DAZN. The streaming service works on most TVs, smartphones, computers and gaming consoles.
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How much does Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Kamil Szeremeta cost?
A monthly DAZN subscription costs $19.99, and an annual subscription costs $99.99.
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Where is GGG’s fight?
The GGG-Szeremeta fight will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Fans will not be permitted to attend the event.
Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Kamil Szeremeta betting odds
Golovkin is considered a huge favorite (-3335) over Szeremeta (+900), according to odds from the DraftKings sportsbook.
Despite being a massive underdog, Szeremeta doesn’t lack confidence ahead of his title shot.
“I want this title for Poland and my family,” Szeremeta said last month. “GGG is a great champion, one of the best in history, but it is time for a replacement. Thank you for the great chance. I must take my opportunity to be the first world middleweight champion from Poland.”
Gennadiy Golovkin career record, bio
- Nationality: Kazakhstani
- Born: April 8, 1982 (38 years old)
- Height: 5-10 1/2
- Reach: 70 inches
- Record: 40-1-1 (35 KOs)
Kamil Szeremeta career record, bio
- Nationality: Polish
- Born: Oct. 11, 1989 (31 years old)
- Height: 5-9 1/2
- Reach: N/A
- Record: 21-0 (5 KOs)
Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Kamil Szeremeta card
- Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Kamil Szeremeta for Golovkin’s IBF Middleweight title
- Hyun Mi Choi vs. Calista Silgado; Junior Lightweight
- John Ryder vs Michael Guy; Super Middleweight
- Ali Akhmedov vs. Carlos Gongora; Super Middleweight
- Reshat Mati vs. TBD; Welterweight
- Jalan Walker vs. Rafael Reyes; Featherweight