The deal begins a multi-series partnership between DAZN, Wahlberg’s Unrealistic Ideas and Berg’s Film 45. Both men are combat sports enthusiasts invested in Churchill Boxing Club in Santa Monica.
Wahlberg starred as Micky Ward in the 2012 film “The Fighter,” and Berg manages 140-pound champion Regis Prograis while counting UFC head Ari Emanuel as a close friend.
“As a longtime boxing fan, I am excited to be partnering with DAZN to highlight Gennady and his unique approach leading up to a fight,” Wahlberg said in a statement.
Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 knockouts) has dramatically changed his team following September’s majority decision loss to three-belt middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez.
Golovkin split with trainer Abel Sanchez and hired former Wladimir Klitschko cornerman Johnathan Banks in preparation for Toronto’s Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs). Golovkin trained in Big Bear for the bout.
“It takes a lot of hard work to put on the ‘Big Drama Show,’” as he calls his bouts, Golovkin said in a prepared statement. “Boxing fans will see it all.”
Golovkin, 37, is hopeful that an impressive Saturday victory will lead him to a September trilogy fight against Alvarez after the pair fought to a draw in September 2017.
The “40 Days” enterprise opened with LeBron James and Maverick Carter producing the series advancing Alvarez’s May 4 victory over Daniel Jacobs, and Meek Mill followed with the preview of Andy Ruiz Jr.’s stunning technical-knockout of Anthony Joshua on Saturday at the Garden.