Gennadiy Golovkin will put his IBF and IBO middleweight titles on the line when he fights Kamil Szeremeta on December 18.
The Khazak fighter will be back in the ring for the first time since October 2019, when he beat Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the then-vacant belts.
His opponent is Polish fighter Szeremeta, the former European middleweight champion. The 31-year-old fighter also last competed in October 2019, against Oscar Cortes, when he won his fight in Madison Square Garden.
Golovkin said: "This is not just any fight. It is a fight with great meaning. I always have the greatest respect for all of my opponents. I have really missed boxing and I wanted to fight this year. The goal — fighting for a record 21st successful world title defense."
His undefeated rival Szeremeta is keen to secure victory on behalf of his country: "I want this title for Poland and my family. GGG is a great champion, one of the best in history, but it is time for replacement.
"Thank you for the great chance, I must take my opportunity to be the first world middleweight champion from Poland."
When is Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Kamil Szeremeta?
- Date: Friday, December 18
- Start time: 5 p.m. ET
- Main event: 8 p.m. ET
The Golovkin-Szeremeta card gets underway at 5 p.m. ET (10 p.m. GMT), with the Golovkin-Szeremeta fight expected to begin about 8 p.m. ET, although the exact time depends on the length of the earlier fights.
How to watch Golovkin vs. Szeremeta
Golovkin's fight will be shown live globally on DAZN (excluding Kazakhstan).
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Where is Golovkin vs. Szeremeta?
Golovkin will fight Szeremeta at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida.
Due to a number of shelter-in-place decrees and other restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, the match will take place in a bubble, with no spectators allowed in to watch.
Gennadiy Golovkin career record and bio
- Nationality: Kazakhstani
- Born: 4 April 1982
- Height: 5’ 10.5”
- Reach: 70"
- Total fights: 42
- Record: 40-1-1, 35 KOs
Kamil Szeremeta career record and bio
- Nationality: Polish
- Born: 11 October 1989
- Height: 5’ 9.5”
- Reach: N/A
- Total fights: 12
- Record: 21-0, 5 KOs
Golovkin vs. Szeremeta card
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