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Murata, the 2012 London Olympic middleweight gold medalist, reclaimed the championship on July 12, in a technical knockout of American Rob Brant, who had dethroned Murata last October by unanimous decision.

The 33-year-old Murata will face ninth-ranked contender Steven Butler of Canada at Yokohama Arena. The 24-year-old Butler will be taking his first shot at a world title.

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