Gennady Golovkin Y Ryota murata will not return to the ring before their confrontation for the unification of the middle belts of the AMB Y FIB.
“It is very unlikely that they will return before December,” sources revealed to Dan rafael from World Boxing News. “They both want to stay healthy and they don’t want to risk a cut or injury.”
GGG He has not entered the ring in all of 2021 and it will be shortly before completing the year of inactivity, when he finally returns to try to unify the belt against the Japanese.
In his last presentation, the Kazakh had no problem getting rid of the Polish Kamil Szeremeta after knocking him down in the first, second, fourth and seventh rounds to finally win by knockout.
For its part, Murata has not fought since 2019 when he defeated via chloroform Steven Butler to keep the world belt AMB.
Subsequently, the body promoted him to super champion status in January 2021, a week after he Canelo Alvarez vacate the belt.
“It feels strange to receive this news when I have not been able to fight the pandemic,” he said. Murata in January 2021. “I take it in a positive way and it will give me more chances to seek a unification”.
No previous combat
There was a plan to see both in mandatory fights between August or September, but the times did not add up. The haste and lack of courage DAZN To do those fights it seems to discard what was originally planned to go directly to unification in December.
On the headquarters of the combat, Dan rafael reported that it will most likely take place on December 28 at the Saitama Super Arena from Japan, same scenario where Naoya inoue beat Nonito Donaire in combat that was named as the fight of the year in 2019.
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– Dan Rafael (@ DanRafael1) July 21, 2021