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Eddie Hearn says that Gennadiy Golovkin is focused on December fight with Ryota Murata in Japan

Christopher Walker
Eddie Hearn says that Gennadiy Golovkin is focused on December fight with Ryota Murata in JapanDAZN
Gennadiy Golovkin has a wealth of options as he looks to bolster his legacy at middleweight. According to Eddie Hearn, the man who promoted Golovkin's last fight, it's a trip to Japan to take on Ryota Murata.

With Canelo Alvarez deep into fight week as he prepares to tackle Billy Joe Saunders, a fight which can be seen worldwide on DAZN except in Mexico, one of his great rivals is still without a fight.  

Gennadiy Golovkin shared 24 stunning rounds with Canelo when the pair clashed in 2017 with the bout going to a controversial split draw. Most boxing pundits felt Golovkin had done enough to get the nod. They met in a rematch one year later with Alvarez winning via majority decision. 

But the powerful Kazakh’s ring return is still unconfirmed. After steamrolling Kamil Szeremeta at the backend of 2020, Golovkin’s name has been linked to a number of fights with Jermall Charlo, Chris Eubank Jr, and Ryota Murata, all desperate to test themselves against the world’s leading middleweight.  

Demetrius Andrade is another name mentioned, and Eddie Hearn, the promoter of the Providence man, believes Golovkin’s next fight will be in Japan. 

“Gennadiy Golovkin is talking about fighting Murata in December,” said Hearn when questioned about Golovkin’s whereabouts on FightHub.

“I was quite vocal after the Andrade fight [against Liam Williams] where I just feel like that fight is there to get made with Golovkin and Andrade. 

“We’re looking for that opportunity for Demetrius Andrade, but I think Gennadiy may end up, I know we’re only in May now, but September, October is going to come around quite quickly, and that’s when camp would start for his fight with Murata in December, so I think that’s the big focus for him.”