Middleweight unification bout between IBF middleweight champion Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin and WBA ‘Super World’ champion Ryota Murata has been agreed to take place on December 28th at the Saitama Super Arena, Japan
Golovkin’s last outing was against Kamil Szeremeta in December 2020 where he stopped the polish fighter in the seventh round to retain his IBF world title
2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata hasn’t fought in two years and that was when he beat Steven Butler via a fifth round knockout in December 2019, the last defense of his WBA world title
GGG is reportedly still aiming for a Canelo rematch and collecting another world title may entice the Mexican superstar for a trilogy fight with his middleweight rival, but Canelo has stated he doesn’t wish to move down in weight from super-middleweight to middleweight
Does this fight arouse much interest for boxing fans?? Is there appetite for a GGG vs Canelo trilogy??