World champion Murata satisfied after realizing dream

More Sports / Boxing Oct 23, 2017

World champion Murata satisfied after realizing dream

After getting a full night's sleep, newly crowned WBA middleweight champion Ryota Murata is finally letting the seventh-round technical knockout victory sink in and speaking like a winner. "Yesterday I was hoping it wasn't a dream," the 31-year-old Murata told a news conference on Monday. ...

Murata ready for 2nd title shot

More Sports / Boxing Sep 16, 2017

Murata ready for 2nd title shot

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Sports competitions are often considered like chess matches, and when you face the same opponent twice, the second time is different because you and your opponent are going to come at each other with different preparation, tactics and strategy. With a little over a month ...

More Sports / Boxing Jun 28, 2017

Purse bid scheduled for Murata-N'Dam rematch

The purse bid for the WBA middleweight title rematch between Ryota Murata and Hassan N'Dam of France has been scheduled for July 7, the World Boxing Association said on its official website on Tuesday. The purse bid will be carried out because the two parties ...