Murata-Golovkin: an intriguing battle 

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Murata-Golovkin: an intriguing battle 
Fight week: Murata-Golovkin Saturday in Saitama. Photo: DAZN

Murata-Golovkin: an intriguing battle 

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Murata-Golovkin: an intriguing battle 
Fight week: Murata-Golovkin Saturday in Saitama. Photo: DAZN

The World Boxing Association (WBA) and IBF middleweight championship unification fight between Japan’s Ryota Murata and Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin, to be held on April 9, is set to be one of the most interesting fights of the year.

The Saitama Super Arena is just a few days away from seeing in the ring two great fighters in a confrontation that generates many expectations and that has many unknowns that will be solved in the ring.

Murata will have the peace of mind of being at home and having prepared in optimal condition. In addition to that, his career is on the rise and he has recovered after a bad moment a couple of years ago. 

The Japanese has an impressive punch, he has height on his side and his 36 years of age are an advantage over the 40 years of age of his opponent. 

“GGG”, owner of the IBF belt, is a fighter who has marked an era and is known for his powerful punch, which he will put in a balance against Murata’s. The veteran has been out of action for more than a year but has his sights set on unifying the championships. 

He will have to use his pressure and combinations to counter Murata’s jab, a task that requires a great physical display and a lot of intelligence.

The bout was scheduled to close 2021 but restrictions due to the pandemic in Japan had to postpone it. Now, at last, it is about to take place and the world is eagerly awaiting this great fight.


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