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Golovkin vs Murata

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Record: KO: KO Pct: Age: Height: Weight: Reach: Stance: Nationality: Titles:
Gennadiy Golovkin 41 -1 -1 36 84% 179cm/5 feet 10"  - 178cm/70" orthodox Kazakhstan IBF
Ryota Murata 16 -2 -0 13 72% 182cm/5 feet 11"  - 190cm/75" orthodox Japan WBA




Golovkin vs Murata Results and Scoring

Golovkin (Won) TKO 9 Murata


Golovkin vs Murata Date, Location and Broadcast



DAZN


"It did take place but that was a long time ago," GGG told MMA Hour. " It was not the pure sparring approach that he came to spar me. I learned during those sessions that Murata is a very serious fighter with a high boxing IQ."
Date: Saturday, April 9   
Time: 3:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. GMT
Main event ringwalks (approx): 6:30 a.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. GMT
Broadcast: DAZN

Promoter: Akihiko Honda (Teiken Promotions) 

Golovkin vs Murata Stats & Facts (Pre-Fight)
For U.S. viewers, the fight will be aired live between 5 and 7am.

Odds (as of Mar 19):  Golovkin is a1/6 (-588) favorite. Murata is the 7/2 (+350) underdog. 

Golovkin and Murata have sparred in the past. 

Having avenged both of his losses by stoppage, Murata has defeated every fighter he's faced

Golovkin, in the eyes of some, is still unbeaten as his loss and draw to Canelo Alvarez were very controversial

Golovkin will be a month shy of 40. Will we see signs of age and wear and tear?

Golovkin vs Murata has been bantered since 2017.

This fight will be a middleweight title unification

Murata is a national hero and has a large following in Japan.

Since losing to Canelo in 2018, GGG has fought just 3 times

Both fighters are heavy-hitting aggressors

Golovkin has the highest KO ratio in middleweight championship history

Murata is viewed as the weakest link among the middleweight champions 

A win over Murata may lead to a trilogy fight between Golovkin and undisputed super middleweight world 
champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in September. 
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