Picture: Gennadiy Golovkin Has the same opinion to Dec. 29 Middleweight Title Battle vs. Ryota Murata

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Gennadiy Golovkin and Ryota Murata salvage agreed on a middleweight championship unification bout dwelling to clutch place Dec. 29 at Saitama Trim Enviornment in Japan. 

Mike Coppinger of ESPN reported Wednesday that an announcement is dwelling to clutch place next week. The 2 had agreed to war diverse months previously, but Golovkin significant to renegotiate his contract with streaming carrier DAZN in make clear for a deal to happen.

Golovkin has no longer fought since earning a seventh-spherical stoppage of Kamil Szeremeta final December. He’s reeled off three straight victories since dropping to Canelo Alvarez in September 2018.

DAZN inked Golovkin to a $100 million contract on the figuring out that a third war with Alvarez would clutch place, but no deal used to be struck. Alvarez had a falling out with DAZN that ended in him basically being a boxing free agent.

Murata, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, is 16-2 since turning legit. He has no longer fought since defeating Steven Butler via TKO in December 2019. 

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