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Ryota Murata Will Face Adrian Luna on September 5th

Toyko -  Olympic middleweight gold medalist Ryota Murata of Japan will take on Adrian Luna, a Mexican middleweight champion, at the Yoyogi Daini Gymnasium on September 5. Teiken Promotions made the announcement today.

Murata, 28, is a poised, hard puncher. He has a professional record of 4-0, 4 KOs, Luna, 24, is 17-2-1 with 11 KOs. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds in the middleweight division.

Murata won an Olympic gold medal at the 2012 London Games. He had an amateur record of 119-19. Murata's gold medal in boxing was the first for Japan since Takao Sakurai won in the bantamweight class in 1964.

Murata is wildly popular and a star attraction in Japan. When Murata boxes in the United States, he is promoted by Teiken and Top Rank.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tobi.G on 07-24-2014

Good 5th fight for Murata. The Opponent will be tough because he is mexican Champion. Mexicans are always tough.

Comment by LowBlowKO on 07-24-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14790830]Interesting for 2 reasons 1. Is this with Yaegashi/Roman?! 2. He's either not fighting in Singapore or taking this fight before that... which I doubt.[/QUOTE] 1-Yes, it's with the Yaegashi/Gonzalez and Inoue/Kokietgym fights...supercard much? 2-With no firm details about the…

Comment by Hougigo on 07-24-2014

Interesting for 2 reasons 1. Is this with Yaegashi/Roman?! 2. He's either not fighting in Singapore or taking this fight before that... which I doubt.

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