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Middleweight Murata gunning for gold

Having become the first Japanese boxer to win an Olympic medal since 1968, middleweight Ryota Murata said Monday he wants to end his country’s 48-year wait for a gold in ...

Aug 4, 2012

Boxer Murata reaches last eight

Boxer Ryota Murata took a major step toward winning Japan’s first Olympic medal in 44 years in the middleweight class when he advanced to the quarterfinals Thursday at the London Games. The 26-year-old Murata defeated Algeria’s Rahou Abdelmalek 21-12 to set up a quarterfinal ...