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IBF middleweight world champion Gennadiy Golovkin will face WBA middleweight world champion Ryota Murata in a middleweight title unification bout at the Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Murata has the lofty expectation of unifying two world titles in front of his country on Saturday. Murata will make his third title defense since he reclaimed the WBA middleweight world title in July 2019. He originally won the middleweight title in October 2017 with a seventh-round retirement against Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam. That was a rematch of their May 2017 bout, which Murata lost via split decision.
Murata (16-2, 13 KOs) only has two losses in his career to N’Jikam and Rob Brant. Murata avenged both losses in immediate rematches.
GENNADY GOLOVKIN VS RYOTA MURATA PREVIEW
WHEN IS GGG vs Murata?
Gennady Golovkin is set to take on Ryota Murata on Saturday 9th April 2022 at Super Arena in Saitama.
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest is for the unified middleweight championship of the world, with the WBA & IBF belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard will be Shuichiro Yoshino's and Masayuki Ito's contest and Junto Nakatani's and Ryota Yamauchi's bout for the WBO World Flyweight belt.
GOLOVKIN VS MURATA STATS
Gennady Golovkin steps into the ring with a record of 41 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 36 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ryota Murata will make his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Golovkin has a slight advantage in power over Murata, with a 88% knock out percentage over Murata's 81%.
Gennady Golovkin is the older man by 4 years, at 40 years old.
Murata has a height advantage of 2 inches over Golovkin. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both GGG vs Murata fight out of an orthodox stance.
Golovkin is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 25 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 7 years and 3 months earlier than Murata, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 108 more professional rounds, 219 to Murata's 111.
Gennady Golovkin goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING at middleweight.
Ryota Murata is currently ranked number 5 by the RING in the 160lb division.
GOLOVKIN VS MURATA FORM
Golovkin has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Kamil Szeremeta on 18th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko on 5th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Steve Rolls on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had been beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had won against Vanes Martirosyan on 5th May 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson.
GGG vs Murata has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Steven Butler on 23rd December 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Previous to that, he had beat Rob Brant on 12th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Rob Brant on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Emanuele Blandamura on 15th April 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Hehad won against Hassan N’Dam on 22nd October 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo.