Gennady Golovkin Vs. Ryota Murata Might Take Place On December 28
Boxing ace Gennady Golovkin is expected to return to the ring.
Golovkin (41-1-1) and Ryota Murata (16-2, 13 KO) have agreed to share the ring on December 28 in Japan, according to MMA journalist Mike Coppinger. DAZN is expected to make the fight official any day now.
The unification match has been in the works for a long time. Coppinger claimed that GGG, who has fought only twice in the last two years, has been inactive lately because he was looking for a third fight against Canelo Alvarez.
In his last fights, GGG bagged a narrow win against Sergiy Derevyanchenko for the IBF middleweight title and later defended it against Kamil Szeremeta in December 2020.
Murata has had a similar experience.
In his last outing, the Japanese middleweight recorded a successful bounce-back year with a fifth-round TKO win against Canada’s Steven Butler in Yokohama. The 2019 victory saw him retaining his secondary WBA “world” title with the win.
As for the Triple G, it seems like he has moved on from a potential trilogy fight against Canelo.
Their first showdown ended in a draw whereas Canelo secured a controversial win via judges’ decision in the second scrap. Since then, GGG has been looking to settle the scores.
The Canelo loss was the first defeat of his decorated career.