• Kyodo


Ryota Murata said Sunday he has never felt so beaten up following his loss to Rob Brant in the WBA middleweight world title bout on Saturday.

The 32-year-old Murata, the 2012 London Olympic middleweight champion, said he was only able to sleep for 30 minutes after the one-sided match that saw him on the back foot for most of the 12 rounds against his speedy opponent.

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