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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WBC
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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 120 more professional rounds, 240 to Murata's 120.

Golovkin vs Murata form

Golovkin had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Kamil Szeremeta on 18th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Sergiy Derevyanchenko on 5th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Going into that contest, he had beat Steve Rolls on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Before that, he had been beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had won against Vanes Martirosyan on 5th May 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson.

Ryota Murata had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Steven Butler on 23rd December 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.

Previous to that, he had beat Rob Brant on 12th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Rob Brant on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, 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.

He had won against Hassan N’Dam on 22nd October 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Gennady Golovkin had last fought 1 year, 11 months and 17 days ago, while Ryota Murata's last outing had been 2 years, 11 months and 12 days ago.

Golovkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 7 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.

Murata's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 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 (GTM).

What were the odds on Golovkin vs Murata?

Gennady Golovkin was a 9/50 (-560) favourite going into the contest, while Ryota Murata made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.

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Murata

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Murata
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