Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin vs. Ryōta Murata

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by IntentionalButt, Sep 15, 2021 at 7:51 AM.

Triple G or Golden Helmet?

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  1. Golovkin on points

    17.8%
  2. Golovkin by stoppage

    75.6%
  3. Draw

    2.2%
  4. Murata on points

    4.4%
  5. Murata by stoppage

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    0.0%
  1. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

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    About half a decade after I really wanted it, but hey, still:


    December 28th in Saitama, Japan. Middleweight championship unification (IBF & IBO titles, second defense of each for Golovkin and WBA super title, first defense of Murata since being promoted from regular world titlist status in January).

    Ironically, around the same time demand for this fight was reaching a fever pitch internationally, both men suffered their first professional blemishes - and both via robbery, both in 2017 (GGG with the Canelo draw, and Murata with the "loss" to HNN). Murata would stop N'Dam N'Jikam in a rematch to claim the WBA belt, and defend it once - but GGG was pursuing his own rematch, with Canelo, ultimately losing a controversial MD. Then came another 1-1 rivalry for the Japanese fighter, with Rob Brant, before he and the Kazakh began to rebuild momentum. Then along came a novel coronavirus. Murata hasn't fought since a couple of months before the pandemic started, and Golovkin has squeezed in just the one stay-busy against Szeremeta.

    Now, at last, we get the 160lb slobberknocker we've long been drooling for - even if some of the luster has dulled away from when both were unbeaten and closer to prime, not mid-thirties.
     
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  2. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    GGG soon will be 40.
    I think Murata does have chances approx 30% to KO old GGG.
     
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  3. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

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    +has been a pro seven years longer. And had more than double as many years and fights as Murata in the amateurs, which is crazy (Murata being an Olympian with nearly 140 bouts).
     
  4. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne’s life coach. Full Member

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    Even an older GGG still bings power as the punch is usually the last thing to go. Unless his alien chin cracks or he gets old overnight I see GGG jabbing and breaking Murata down in a less than aesthetically pleasing fight.

    GGG by ko somewhere after 8.
     
  5. FastSmith7

    FastSmith7 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    GGG look very good in his last bout. I reckon mid-rounds KO for GGG
     
  6. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Generally older fighters are bothered by speed, quickness and movement. Murata probably can't provide those elements
     
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  7. aviator

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    murata is inacive for like 2 years. ggg by middle- late stoppage
     
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  8. BoxerToxer

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    Murat won't know what hit him.
     
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  9. DynamicMoves

    DynamicMoves Active Member Full Member

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    Good fight. Shame it's not the rematch, and so the brain says GGG.
     
  10. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

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    Yeah, because of Covid. Japan was locked down for most of 2020, and have been very cautious in their approach to reopening with a few scale-backs even recently.

    That doesn't mean he wasn't in the gym (in a bubble witih members of his team) and sparring that whole time, however.
     
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  11. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Someone needs to whisper in Muratas ear after a couple rounds have elapsed that this is a rematch. That unlocks his hidden gear, even if it's a blatant lie in this instance. Then we're guaranteed for a FOTY contender, and possibly one of the most bloody MW title fights ever.
     
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  12. Surrix

    Surrix Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Yeah, and GGG today is 39 y 5 months old.
    In December he will be older than today and will have approx 1 year ring rust, almost 40 y.o gentleman.
    His wiki page is interesting stuff, he really does have huge mileage under belt ( reference sources are with links and proved ) and he is " old " gentleman now.
    This content is protected
     
  13. DynamicMoves

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    Somebody should just tell him it's a rematch when he starts camp.
     
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  14. UnleashtheFURY

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    He needs the hypnotist that Collins had for the Eubank fights to induce this.
     
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  15. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Guy wants to name his çock 'macho' that's ok by me Full Member

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    Or...let it play out normally with him losing, then sign a rematch for early 2022 for him to go into beast mode to avenge it. And then cap off an epic trilogy with a rubber match next summer, because let's face it, they've got nothing better to do as Canelo isn't giving either of these guys the damn time of day anytime soon. (GGG more from spite than anything, since I think Canelo would be favored now despite getting two gifts over a younger GGG - and Murata simply because outside Japan he doesn't move the needle or draw much of a purse).
     
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