Gennady Golovkin in Japan looks set to take on Ryota Murata in a major middleweight title unification fight at Saitama Arena on April 9. After over a year of inactivity, “GGG” will face another world champion who last fought in December 2019.
While both will have some ring rust, Golovkin, 39, will need a landslide victory for a potential trilogy with Canelo Alvarez. Gennady Golovkin appeared to be incensed after tweeting a glimpse of his training. The title reads:
“First training session in Japan – it’s over. Fight week is almost here”
In the clip, you can see “GGG” doing some jumping and glove work as we’re a few days away from his fight. In the second clip, Golovkin can be seen doing fitness training.
Gennady Golovin Turns 40 on April 8, one day earlier than originally planned struggle. It is safe to say that he is in the final years of his professional boxing career. From now on, after two more games, it won’t be a shock that he hangs up his gloves.
That said, that game against Murata will be very important. With a 16-2 career record, the Japanese boxer is clearly not “GGG”‘s biggest opponent. Therefore, the Kazakh-born warrior cannot afford Murata’s loss, otherwise his fighting journey may be over.
Gennadiy Golovkin currently holds the IBF and IBO middleweight title. If he beats Murata, he’ll add the WBO Title to the collection.After that, Golovkin looks likely to face Canelo Alvarez Entering super middleweight for the third time. However, for the trilogy to happen, Alvarez must also defeat Dmitri Bivor on May 7.
Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez 3 is one of history
After the first contentious draw, Alvarez defeated “GGG” in the rematch, Golovkin’s first loss as a pro. After the fight, the two took different paths in their respective careers. Canelo Alvarez continues to be the best player in the sport, while the Kazakhs have been in marked decline, if not markedly.
Watch Canelo vs. Golovkin 1 below:
Alvarez has fought seven fights in multiple weight classes since his rematch with “GGG.” However, Gennady Golovkin only struck three times. Several factors favor Alvarez’s ability to control Gennady Golovkin at this point. However, sleeping on a Kazakh boxer would be a huge mistake for anyone.