GGG Looks Past MSG Towards Japan
While Gennadiy Golovkin concedes that there is a huge challenge that awaits him on October 5th, the former world champion seems to have his eyes on another fight.
Golovkin returns to Madison Square Garden in October to try and regain the IBF middleweight title against Sergiy Derevyanchenko but spoke last week about a potential fight with WBA secondary champion Ryota Murata.
“One-hundred percent. Absolutely, I am open for this,” Golovkin said through a translator prior to the press conference for the October 5th DAZN clash. “And, of course, we already made the first step with a world championship fight [with Derevyanchenko]. And absolutely, I’m looking forward [to fighting Murata]. It’s very, very important. I’m sure it’ll be a great fight.”
With Golovkin not showing interest in fighting WBO champion Demetrius Andrade, and rival Canelo Alvarez done with the idea of a trilogy with Golovkin, a battle with Murata inside a sold-out Tokyo Dome may be in play for 2020.
Murata’s co-promoter, Bob Arum has expressed interest in a fight between the two, but with Golovkin partnering with Eddie Hearn and DAZN, and Rob Brant being owed a rematch against Murata after they split their first two fights, Golovkin may have to wait in line.
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