WBA 160LB CHAMP MURATA IN PUBLIC WORKOUT


April 2, 2018

TOKYO, JAPAN

Japanese national hero, 2012 Olympic gold medalist and WBA middleweight champion Ryota Murata (13-1, 10 KOs) participated in a public workout at the Teiken Gym on Monday prior to his title defense against Italian Emanuele Blandamura (27-2, 5 KOs) in Yokohama, Japan, on April 15. For Murata, 32, it will be his initial defense since he dethroned Frenchman Hassan NfDam Nfjikam via a TKO win after the seventh in their grudge fight last October. Before more than eighty press/television people and photographers, Murata showed a good form in sparring sessions. The champ said, gI believe Ifm superior to Blandamura in power and stamina, and wish to fight by keeping my distance.h Murata has become such a household name here as frequently appears in TV commercials and full-page advertisements for some merchandise.

(4-3-2018)


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