Ryota Murata promoted to WBA middleweight super champion

Boxing Jan 8, 2021

Ryota Murata promoted to WBA middleweight super champion

The World Boxing Association said Thursday it has promoted Japan's Ryota Murata to its middleweight super champion. The announcement comes a week after Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez vacated the title. Murata, the middleweight gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics, became the WBA middleweight champion in ...

Middleweight Ryota Murata to make title defense on Dec. 23

More Sports / Boxing Oct 17, 2019

Middleweight Ryota Murata to make title defense on Dec. 23

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 ...