Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin returns to the ring for the first time in 15 months when he finally takes on WBA middleweight champion Ryota Murata.
The bout was originally scheduled for December 29, but the re-emergence of the omicron variant of coronavirus, shut the borders in Japan and the fight was moved to Saturday, April 9.
At a fresh age of 40, Golovkin will be looking to prove he is still at the top of the division while for Murata, this will be the biggest win of his career.
Golovkin brings a 41-1-1 record, having last competed in December 2020 when he stopped Kamil Szeremeta.
Murata holds a 16-2 record and has had his career put on hold due to Coronavirus. The 2012 Olympic gold medallist last competed in December 2019.
How to watch GGG vs Murata in Australia?
The return of GGG will be streamed exclusively in Australia on DAZN.
The streaming service is a great addition to the combat sports broadcasting landscape and features a host of boxing’s biggest match-ups
On days where blockbuster fights can cost over $50, the subscription price of $2.99 to see the best in the world in action is an absolute bargain.
What time will GGG vs Murata take place in Australia?
The bout will take place out of the Saitama Super Arena in Japan and with it being in an Australian friendly timezone, it means the fight will be on Saturday night prime time, starting at 7:10 pm AEST. Estimates have the main event starting at around 10:10pm AEST.
Full Golovkin vs Murata fight card
- Gennadiy Golovkin vs. Ryoto Murata
- Shuichiro Yoshino vs. Masayuki Ito
- Junto Nakatani vs. Ryota Yamauchi
- Kazuki Anaguchi vs. Ryuji Yamamoto
- Hiroka Amaki vs. Taiga Kato
*Last Updated: 8 April 2022