Bob Arum: “I Would Not Be Stunned If Murata Beats Golovkin”

Posted on 03/16/2022

By: Hans Themistode

For probably the most half, many are already envisioning a 3rd showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin.

The 2 are tentatively scheduled to face each other in September, supplied in fact, either side are profitable of their upcoming bouts. Within the case of Alvarez, the newly topped undisputed tremendous middleweight titlist will abandon his 168-pound throne as he makes an attempt to truncate the world title reign of WBA gentle heavyweight champion, Dmitry Bivol.

As for Golovkin, the present IBF middleweight belt holder will tackle fellow champion, Ryota Murata. Golovkin will openly journey to Murata’s place of birth on the Saitama Tremendous Enviornment in Japan on April ninth.

Whereas Golovkin is tabbed as a wholesome favourite, the longer term Corridor of Famer is anxious to strip Murata of his championship standing earlier than shifting on to a showdown in opposition to Alvarez. Nonetheless, within the thoughts of Bob Arum, it wouldn’t be surprising if Murata threw a monkey wrench in Golovkin’s plans.

“I might not be shocked if, in April, Murata beats Golovkin,” mentioned Arum throughout an interview with Struggle Hub TV.

Even with Murata having the general public backing of Arum, he’ll face a number of disadvantages on the evening. The primary impediment in Murata’s method can be his lack of expertise in opposition to high-level opponents. Along with that, Murata has spent the higher a part of the previous two and a half years sequestered on the sidelines. Presently, the WBA titlist was final seen within the ring on December twenty third, 2019, in opposition to Steven Butler, scoring a fifth-round knockout win.

Finally, nevertheless, regardless of the ring rust, Arum believes that the previous Olympic gold medalist may very well be on the verge of nabbing the most important win of his profession. Largely, Arum views the soon-to-be 40-year-old Golovkin’s age as a substantial drawback. Additionally, the longtime promoter has been unimpressed together with his latest performances.

Since struggling the lone blemish of his profession by the hands of Alvarez in 2018, Golovkin has gone on to win three consecutive bouts. In his most up-to-date stroll to the ring, Golovkin bulldozed journeyman Kamil Szeremeta, dropping his man 4 separate occasions earlier than choosing up the stoppage victory within the seventh.

No matter Golovkin’s latest kind, nonetheless, Arum is considerably doubtful that he’ll proceed his present streak. Whereas he kept away from choosing Murata outright, Arum is steadfast in his perception that Murata might grow to be the unmovable object standing in the best way of Golovkin and his quest to problem Alvarez as soon as once more.

“Keep in mind, Golovkin has lots of put on on him. He’s 40-years-old, and Murata is a fairly large punching man. I wouldn’t be shocked if Golovkin misplaced that combat to Murata.”

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