SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Gennady Golovkin has become the unified world middleweight champion after a ninth-round stoppage of Japanese fighter Ryota Murata in Saitama. Kazakh boxer Golovkin sent his opponent to the canvas with a big right hand and Murata’s corner threw in a towel. Golovkin added Murata’s WBA title to his IBF and IBO belts following his first fight since December 2020. A third bout against Canelo Alvarez could be next for Golovkin, whose only defeat in his 44-fight professional career came at the hands of the Mexican boxer.
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