Canelo Alvarez, left, and Gennady Golovkin trade punches in the seventh round during a middleweight title boxing match, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
- Gennadiy Golovkin vs Ryota Murata goes Saturday, April 9th at 5:10 am EST
- GGG is a favorite in this fight to unify gold
- Check out the Golovkin vs Murata odds, analysis, and predictions, below
Gennadiy Golovkin vs Ryota Murata goes down at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and broadcasts on DAZN. The former is a massive favorite over the latter in the Golovkin vs Murata boxing betting odds, priced at -490.
Let’s analyze the Gennadiy Golovkin vs Ryota Murata odds via Caesars Sportsbook as we provide our best bet for the bout.
Gennadiy Golovkin vs Ryota Murata Odds
Odds as of April 6th at Caesars Sportsbook
Ryan Garcia is not the only fighter breaking a fifteen-month in-ring hiatus by entering this Saturday as GGG competes.
Gennadiy Golovkin’s Boxing Odds & Betting Outlook vs Murata
Golovkin will enter the ring for this title unification opportunity just one day after his 40th birthday.
The IBF middleweight world champion, also the IBO champion although that is not up for grabs here, looks to add to his belt collection even more. En route to campaigning for a discussed third Canelo Alvarez fight before year’s end.
Avenging his lone pro defeat to Canelo, a supremely controversial one, would obviously be a legacy-defining hypothetical for the Kazakhstan-born combatant.
But it becomes one that fades away should GGG be unable to bypass Murata in the coming days.
This fight had been scheduled previously in late December last year. But tightening COVID-minded restrictions at the time lead to this blockbuster bout being postponed and redirected to April.
Golovkin vs Murata Recent Fights
|Kamil Szeremeta, win via RTD||Fight 1||Steven Butler, win via TKO|
|Sergiy Derevyanchenko, win via UD||Fight 2||Rob Brant, win via TKO|
|Steve Rolls, win via KO||Fight 3||Rob Brant, loss via UD|
|Canelo Alvarez, loss via MD||Fight 4||Emanuele Blandamura, win via TKO|
Golovkin is the biggest middleweight KO artist of this generation and perhaps of all time.
The man who had a near decade-long streak of consecutive stoppages will look to impose his power on a more than capable puncher in Murata. A man who has put together stoppage victories across his last eight wins prior to this GGG prizefight.
Ryota Murata’s Boxing Odds and Betting Outlook vs Golovkin
Murata has not stepped into the confines of a ring for almost two and a half years. The 36-year-old former Olympic gold medalist has an incredibly deep toolbox to pull from.
The WBA middleweight world champion has avenged both of his professional defeats by way of knockout following losses that saw him outpointed over the distance.
Both of these men have a real technical mastery of the sweet science, and this is one of my most anticipated boxing bouts of the calendar year.
The five-inch reach advantage of Murata stands out but it’s the higher level resume of GGG has really shines through for me.
This is Murata’s biggest test on the biggest stage, while Golovkin is a little more familiarized with throwing down under those bright lights.
Gennadiy Golovkin vs Ryota Murata Tale of the Tape
Gennadiy Golovkin vs Ryota Murata Pick & Prediction
This bout is slated for twelve rounds, but I can’t see this one being decided by the ringside judges.
A prop bet on this fight-ending inside the distance as well as a prop on GGG winning via KO or TKO both present good value in my estimation.
For bettors looking for Golovkin vs Murata odds, look to BetMGM, FanDuel, and DraftKings Sportsbook.
Pick: Gennadiy Golovkin (-490)
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