Gennady Golovkin y Ryota Murata

The middleweight unification fight between Gennady Golovkin and Ryota murata has been postponed, due to restrictions that were imposed on Japan by the new variant of coronavirus.

“I am very disappointed that my fight in Japan has been postponed, but the health and safety of the public has always been a priority,” the Kazakh wrote on his account. Twitter. “I hope to return soon to the ring against Ryota ASAP”.

From the middle of 2021 the rumors began about the contest between both monarchs of 160 pounds. Golovkin he is monarch for the FIB, while the Japanese has the belt of the AMB.

A few weeks ago, South Africa announced the discovery of the new strain of COVIDTherefore, the Japanese authorities decided to impose restrictive measures. This includes closing the borders to any foreign visitors.

The promoters tried to apply for a special permit to Golovkin, but the Japanese government denied them, so they were forced to postpone the contest.

In accordance with Mike coppinger from ESPN, the plan is for the contest to take place in 2022, although the date is still unknown.

Golovkin wants the third fight with Canelo

Gennady Golovkin-Ryota Murata, postponed until 2022

This was to be the comeback fight of Golovkin. The last time he fought was on December 18, 2020 against Kamil Szeremeta on Hollywood, whom he beat by knockout in the seventh round. Since then they tried to get him to fight again, but he refused and his plan was to unify with Murata.

There was also talk of a possible third contest with Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez. Eddie hearn, President of Matchroom, has raised this clash and also Eddy reynoso He has spoken of that possibility.

For its part, Murata will have more than two years of inactivity. In his last fight he defeated Steven Butler via chloroform in the fifth round, on December 23, 2019.