Cryptocurrency betting platform Stake.com has announced its sponsorship of the upcoming middleweight boxing bout between Gennady Golovkin and Ryōta Murata on 9 April.
Stake.com’s logo is set to appear on the entrance shirt and trunks of Murata, and in ‘prominent’ positions around the canvas, whilst fans in attendance at the arena may also receive giveaways from the firm.
Dominic Rae, Sponsorships Manager for Stake.com, commented: “We’re delighted to be backing Big Drama in Japan and a boxing superstar in the shape of Murata.
“Everyone at Stake.com is eagerly anticipating the fight and both fans in attendance on the night and those watching worldwide are guaranteed a memorable night thanks to our in-arena giveaways and on-site promotions.”
The World Middleweight Unification Match is set to take place at the 36,000 capacity Saitama Super Arena with an expected multi-million global viewership, in what is being described as ‘one of the most anticipated fights of the year’.
On the partnership, Ryōta Murata added: “Stake.com’s ambition in crypto gaming matches mine in the ring. It’s an honour to join Stake.com’s roster of worldwide talent as their representative in Japan and I cannot wait to put on a show that lives up to the excitement around their debut in my homeland.
“Fight fans coming to Big Drama in Japan should expect fireworks in the ring thanks to me and outside thanks to Stake.com.”
Last month, Stake.com furthered its involvement in combat sports, expanding its agreement with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in its role as an official betting of the promotion to include Brazil.
This collaboration was initially announced in 2021, and witnessed Stake.com solidify its standing in the Octagon by becoming the UFC’s partner in both Latin America and Asia.
“Our relationship with UFC is only getting stronger, and we cannot wait to welcome UFC fans from all around the world onto our platform,” concluded Mladen Vuckovic, CEO of Stake.com.