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Kaz Nagatsuka

Kaz Nagatsuka is a staff writer covering Japanese sports, including Japanese professional baseball, basketball, American football and individual sports. He has covered big sporting events such as the World Baseball Classic, the NFL Super Bowl and soccer’s World Cup. He also works as a freelance sports writer/translator for Japanese magazines and websites. He has college degrees in commerce and journalism.

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Murata, N'Dam primed for middleweight title showdown

/ May 18, 2017

Murata, N'Dam primed for middleweight title showdown

It’s time. Well, almost. Two days before a WBA middleweight championship fight, Ryota Murata and Hassan N’Dam were not really in fight mode yet. But they certainly seemed to be focused on their Saturday bout at Ariake Colosseum. The fight will be the first ...