"I am deeply disappointed" - Golovkin on postponement of fight with Murata

The IBF and IBO world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin reacted to the forced postponement of his fight with the WBA Super title holder Ryota Murata, reports with reference to

The boxers had planned to fight at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on December 29, but due to a ban on foreigners visiting Japan, the fight was postponed until next year.

“I am deeply disappointed that the fight in Japan was postponed, but people's health and safety should always be a priority. I look forward to getting back into the ring as soon as possible. Take care of yourself!”, - wrote GGG in social networks.

Teiken, a promotional company working with WBA Super World Champion Ryota Murata, has confirmed the postponement of the fight with IBF and IBO title holder Gennady Golovkin.

“The unification fight was scheduled for December 29 in Saitama, Japan, but will now take place in 2022. This decision is related to the ban on the entry of foreigners into the territory of Japan due to the spread of the new variant of the omicron coronavirus”, the information says.

According to a statement on the official website of the promotion, the fight will be postponed until next spring. The exact date of the battle will be announced later, after studying the epidemiological situation and consulting the competent authorities.
Adil Saptaev
14:44,3 December 2021

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