Jan 30, 2016

Murata earns second-round knockout win

London Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata maintained his perfect record as the WBC fifth-ranked middleweight knocked out Guston Alejandro Vega in a non-title bout on Saturday. Murata, 30, floored his Argentine opponent in the second round, improving to 9-0 with six knockouts to take ...

Murata wins non-title fight in U.S. debut

Nov 8, 2015

Murata wins non-title fight in U.S. debut

Japan’s London Olympic middleweight champion Ryota Murata won his first fight in the United States on Saturday, defeating Gunnar Jackson of New Zealand in a 10-round non-title bout in Las Vegas. The 29-year-old Murata won on a unanimous decision to extend his unbeaten record ...

Mar 9, 2015

Murata to fight seventh pro bout in May

London Olympic champion Ryota Murata will face the WBO’s Douglas Ataide of Brazil in a nontitle match as the WBC No. 8 contender at Ota Ward General Gymnasium on May 1, the Teiken Boxing Gym announced Monday. Murata will be fighting in his seventh ...

Murata determined to tame 'Beast' Nicklow

Nov 11, 2014

Murata determined to tame 'Beast' Nicklow

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Middleweight boxer Ryota Murata will be in the ring for his sixth professional fight, against the United States’ Jessie Nicklow, while former double weight-class champion Jorge Linares will take on Javier Prieto for the WBC lightweight title at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium on Dec. 30, ...

Murata scheduled to fight Mexican Luna on Sept. 5

Jul 24, 2014

Murata scheduled to fight Mexican Luna on Sept. 5

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Middleweight boxer Ryota Murata will square off against Mexico’s Adrian Luna on Sept. 5 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 in his fifth professional fight, his management team, Teiken Promotions, announced on Thursday. Japanese world champions Akira Yaegashi and Naoya Inoue were previously scheduled ...