Apr 09 2022
Saturday

Super Arena, Saitama, Japan

12 rounds contest @ Middleweight
41-1-1
TKO 9
TKO 9
16-2-0

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Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Middleweight Championship
IBF World Middleweight Championship

The tape

40
Age
36
5' 10" / 179 cm
Height
6' 0" / 182 cm
70.1" / 178 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOUDKOSDKO
Form
TKOTKOUDSDTKO
41
Wins
16
36
By KO
13
88
KO%
81
1
Loses
2
1
Draws
0
2006
Debut
2013

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

1
The Ring
5
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WBA
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WBO
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IBF
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Gennady Golovkin vs Ryota Murata report

Who won Golovkin vs Murata?

Gennady Golovkin beat Ryota Murata by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 9th April 2022 at Super Arena in Saitama.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).

This contest was for the unified middleweight championship of the world, with the WBA & IBF belts on the line.

Also, on the undercard Shuichiro Yoshino was victorious over Masayuki Ito and Junto Nakatani beat Ryota Yamauchi for the WBO World Flyweight belt.

Golovkin vs Murata stats

Gennady Golovkin stepped into the ring with a record of 41 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 36 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Ryota Murata made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Golovkin had a slight advantage in power over Murata, with a 88% knock out percentage over Murata's 81%.

Gennady Golovkin was the older man by 4 years, at 40 years old.

Murata had a height advantage of 2 inches over Golovkin. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Gennady Golovkin & Ryota Murata fought out of an orthodox stance.

Golovkin was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 25 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 7 years and 3 months earlier than Murata, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 108 more professional rounds, 228 to Murata's 120.

Golovkin vs Murata form

Gennady Golovkin had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Kell Brook on 10th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Middleweight and IBF World Middleweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Dominic Wade on 23rd April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat David Lemieux on 17th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Before that, he had won against Willie Monroe Jr on 16th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.

He had beat Martin Murray on 21st February 2015 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Ryota Murata had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Emanuele Blandamura on 15th April 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.

Previous to that, he had defeated Hassan N’Dam on 22nd October 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Hassan N’Dam on 20th May 2017 by split decision in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo.

Before that, he had won against Bruno Sandoval on 30th December 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round at Ariake Colosseum.

He had defeated George Tahdooahnippah on 23rd July 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ryota Murata had been fighting more than Gennady Golovkin.

Going to this contest, Gennady Golovkin had last fought 5 years, 9 months and 17 days ago, while Ryota Murata's last outing had been 4 years, 2 months and 12 days ago.

Golovkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 4 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

Murata's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.

What time did Golovkin vs Murata start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:10 PM UTC at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan, which was 8:10 AM EST or 5:10 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:10 PM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Golovkin vs Murata?

The DAZN show is expected to begin at 5:10 AM EST / 2:10 AM PST. The DAZN Global broadcast of the card is expected to start at 10:10 AM (BTS).

What were the odds on Golovkin vs Murata?

Gennady Golovkin was a 9/50 (-555) favourite going into the contest, while Ryota Murata made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.

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