Gennadiy Golovkin-Ryota Murata middleweight title unification fight set for April 9 in Japan

Gennadiy Golovkin-Ryota Murata middleweight title unification fight set for April 9 in Japan

By Semi Turaga
Friday 04/03/2022
[Photo Credit: Sky Sports]

Ryota Murata is all that stands in the way of a third fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin and now, there's finally a date for the middleweight title unification between Golovkin and Murata.

They'll meet on April 9 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

The bout presents an opportunity for Golovkin to prove he's still one of boxing's elite just one day after he turns 40.

Golovkin, a native of Kazakhstan based in Los Angeles, agreed to a deal for the Alvarez fight last week, a bout that would see GGG move up 8 pounds for a shot at Alvarez's undisputed super middleweight championship.

If Golovkin and Alvarez win their upcoming bouts and emerge injury-free, one of the biggest fights that can be made in all of boxing will be set for 17th September this year.

[Source: ESPN]





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