Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata has obtained another shining treasure.

Five months after he lost in a controversial split decision, the 31-year-old Murata gave a dominant performance in a rematch against champion Hassan N'Dam and captured the WBA middleweight title at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan on Sunday.

Murata (13-1, nine KOs) became the first-ever Japanese Olympic medalist to win a professional world championship. He is the first Japanese boxer to win a world title in that weight division since Shinji Takehara, who won the same title in 1995.