Gennady Golovkin vs. Ryota Murata Betting
It is hard to find a boxer with greater name recognition and respect than Gennady Golovkin. Golovkin is a 2-time middleweight world champion and has held the International Boxing Federation and International Boxing Organization championships since 2019. Triple G has held a host of previous titles in his career. Concurrently, Golovkin is rated as the second-ranked pound-for-pound boxer. On April 9, Golovkin will face World Boxing Association middleweight champion Ryota Murata in Saitama, Japan. Murata is Japanese and will be fighting in his own backyard. Golovkin opened as a strong betting favorite for this unified championship bout.
When: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Where: Super Arena, Saitama, Japan
Why: Unified World Middleweight Title
On April 9, 2022, the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Organization, and International Boxing Federation world middleweight titles will be on the line. Defending International Boxing Federation and International Boxing Organization champion Gennady Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 knockouts) will face World Boxing Association champion Ryota Murata (16-2, 13 knockouts). This fight will occur at the Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and is scheduled for 12 rounds with coverage on DAZN.
Gennady Golovkin vs. Ryota Murata Boxing Odds
Ryota Murata +322
Gennady Golovkin -450
Unified World Middleweight Title Bout
Gennady Golovkin, age 39, has a career record of 41-1-1 with 36 knockout wins. Golovkin has never been knocked out. Triple G is ranked #1 in the world for the middleweight class. Golovkin is a native of Kazakhstan that now lives in Los Angeles, California. He stands at five feet, 10.5 inches tall with a reach of 70 inches, and fights from an orthodox stance.
Last time out for Golovkin was a 7-round RTD win over Kamil Szeremeta on December 18, 2020. That fight took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood. Golovkin took middleweight title belts from the International Boxing Federation and International Boxing Organization with the win.
Ryan Murata, age 36, has a career record of 16-2 with 13 knockout wins. He has never been knocked out. Murata resides in Tokyo and is a native of Nara, Nara, Japan. He stands at six feet tall with a reach of 75 inches and fights from an orthodox stance.
Murata is coming off a 5th-round technical knockout win over Steven Butler. That fight took place on December 23, 2019, at the Arena in Yokohama.
Previously on July 12, 2019, Murata scored a 2nd-round technical knockout win over Rob Brant. That fight took place at Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was sweet revenge for Murata after losing to Brant on October 20, 2018, for the World Boxing Association middleweight title. That fight took place at Park MGM in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thus, with his win in the rematch, Murata took the WBA middleweight title belt.
Gennady Golovkin vs. Ryota Murata
In this situation, Golovkin is the understandable betting favorite. Triple G has a level of credibility that is unsurpassed by anyone in boxing except Canelo Alvarez.
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