Golovkin may be heading to Japan
Former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin could be on his way to fighting WBA regular champion Ryota Murata in the future. According to Tom Loeffler, the potential bout could take place in Japan between early March and May of 2019.
Murata (14-1, 11KO) will face mandatory challenger Rob Brant (23-1, 16KO) at the MGM Park in Las Vegas, Nevada. ESPN+ will broadcast the Top Rank fight card on December 20 starting at 10:30pm ET.
The 2012 Japanese Olympic Gold Medalist is co-promoted by Teiken Boxing and Top Rank. If a battle with Golovkin is to take place, he will need to be successful against Brant this Saturday.
Golovkin (36), saw his popularity grow immensely since debuting in America back in 2012. The Kazakstan native has sold out arenas and produced some of HBO’s highest rated non- pay-per-view events.
Additionally, he dominated the middleweight division before suffering his first career loss to Canelo Alvarez in September. Now a free agent with multiple broadcast deals on the table, he has the luxury
of signing a long-term or fight-by-fight contract with whomever he deems worthy of
3kingsboxing.com will stay on top of this story and provide updates as they materialize.
By: Cessell Robinson