Japanese boxing star and WBA middleweight tremendous champion Murata Ryota has misplaced to Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhstan in a middleweight title unification match.
About 15,000 followers gathered to look at the occasion within the Japanese metropolis of Saitama on Saturday. It was Murata’s first match in about 28 months. The bout had been postponed from December of final 12 months as a result of coronavirus restrictions.
Murata began out effectively from the primary spherical by controlling the tempo towards IBF champion Golovkin. He as soon as held three unified titles and defended a WBA title for 19 instances in a row earlier than shedding it.
Golovkin started taking up along with his highly effective punches from the mid-rounds. Murata was lastly stopped by a technical knockout within the ninth spherical after a tough right-handed hit.
Murata stated Golovkin was superior in complete skill. He added that he thought it fortunate to have the ability to battle Golovkin in his first match in two years and 4 months, and voiced gratitude for his followers’ assist.
Golovkin praised Murata’s efficiency as worthy of the tremendous champion title. He thanked individuals who had set the nice stage for the match.