Golovkin Promoter Will Be Ringside For Murata vs. Brant Clash

By Steve Kim

When WBA 'regular' middleweight champion, Ryoto Murata, faces Rob Brant this Saturday night from the Park Theater in Las Vegas, there will be an interested observer in attendance.

Tom Loeffler, who represents former unified middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs).

"I'll be there, I'm flying up for the fight,"he told on Wednesday afternoon.


Should Murata come out victorious, there is the possibility for the popular Japanese fighter to face 'GGG' in 2019.

"We have a very good relationship with Mr.(Akihiko) Honda and also with Top Rank and Bob Arum."

Teiken Promotions is the lead promoter for Murata with Top Rank intimately involved.

"That seems like a natural fight for Gennady,"continued Loeffler,"Gennady has fought all over the world. If that fight were to happen in Japan, Murata is a fighter that has done some great things. The Japanese boxing market is having a renaissance because Murata gets monster TV ratings in Japan, sells out arena's there."

Golovkin is now a network free agent after his contract with HBO expired last month. HBO has since announced their intention to drop boxing by the end of the year.

Loeffler points out that Golovkin fights have been televised in Japan for years and is already a well-known quantity in that country.

Arum made it clear that in,"talking with Mr. Honda and his group, they want to do that fight."

Should Murata defeat Brant, ''then it would be between Honda and Loeffler," Arum added.

As for where Golovkin-Murata would take place, Arum stated, "Nothing has to happen anywhere but I would think it would be a big event in the United States but it would be a humongous event in Japan in the Tokyo Dome."

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bigdunny1 on 10-23-2018

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;19213234]Well sometimes in this world you are wrong my friend and you have to be man enough to admit it, I was wrong and Murata was beaten fairly, there are plenty of good options for GGG, with Derevyanchenko and Jacobs…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 10-21-2018

[QUOTE=bigdunny1;19212387]Bet you still think this bum is undefeated and would be a great fight for GGG LMAO Let's just all sit back and look at how stupid you look today trying to hype this bum up only because be was…

Comment by Dontbeahater on 10-21-2018

Bigdunny1 dayam that's cold. Don't hit the exposed ggg fans with truth. Murata was trash.

Comment by bigdunny1 on 10-21-2018

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;19205730]Pfft you call that a loss that was a BS decision he is undefeated in everyone's eyes.[/QUOTE] Bet you still think this bum is undefeated and would be a great fight for GGG LMAO Let's just all sit back and…

Comment by JRB123 on 10-20-2018

[QUOTE=vaynardevil;19203875]not really he was scheduled to fight pirog before...and andre ward back in 2015 problem is he failed to back his own words on his biggest stages and then back chalenge noname when he's big enough and "vulnerable" do chalenge…

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