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Ryota Murata vs. Rob Brant - Ticket Information

Japanese superstar Ryota Murata is taking his talents halfway around the world. Tickets for Murata’s WBA middleweight world title defense against Rob “Bravo” Brant on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Park The...Read More

Ryota Murata vs. Rob Brant Finalized, October 20 in Las Vegas

Ryota Murata, the fighting pride of Japan, will take his world championship show on the road to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Murata will make the second defense of his WBA middleweight world titl...Read More

Jason Quigley Feels Ready To Face Ryota Murata For WBA Strap

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum recently advised BoxingScene.com that he intends to match WBA "regular" middleweight champion Ryota Murata against undefeated contender Jason Quigley (14-0, 11 KOs). Arum is ta...Read More

Arum is Firm: Murata To Face Quigley, Won't Bow To WBA Order

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, the purse bid for the mandatory WBA 'regular' middleweight title match-up between champion Ryota Murata and challenger Rob Brant was held on Monday in Panama...Read More

Ryota Murata vs. Robert Brant Purse Bid Won By Greg Cohen

Earlier today in Panama, the World Boxing Association (WBA) held a purse bid for the right to promote the mandatory fight between WBA "regular" middleweight champion Ryota Murata once beaten challenge...Read More

Ryota Murata vs. Rob Brant Purse Bid is Ordered By WBA

While there have been some rumblings that Ryota Murata, the WBA 'regular' middleweight champion, could be facing Jason Quigley in Las Vegas in October, the WBA has ordered a purse bid for Murata and m...Read More

Golovkin Prefers Saunders Over Charlo, Murata as Next Fight

Las Vegas - Beyond his upcoming fight, Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) is leaning in the direction of WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs) as the opponent of choice. Golovkin ...Read More

Golovkin, Promoter Intrigued By Idea of Fighting Murata in Japan

CARSON, California – If Gennady Golovkin fights an opponent other than Canelo Alvarez next, his most profitable option probably would require a transpacific trip. Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s promoter, an...Read More

Arum Believes Golovkin vs. Murata Draws 60,000 at Tokyo Dome

In the immediate aftermath of Ryota Murata's eight-round stoppage of Emanuele Blandaruma, Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum - who co-promotes the Japanese star alongside Teiken Promotions - was very clear that ...Read More

Arum: Murata-Falcao In Works for Late This Summer in Las Vegas

Now that Ryota Murata has knocked out Emanuele Blandamura, promoter Bob Arum can concentrate on arranging Murata’s return to the United States. Arum, whose Top Rank Inc. promotes Murata, wants the Jap...Read More

Murata Drops, Stops Blandamura in 8th Round, Retains WBA Title

Ryota Murata’s pressure was too much for Emanuele Blandamura. Japan’s Murata stalked Italy’s Blandamura throughout their bout until stopping him in the eighth round of their WBA middleweight title fig...Read More

Ryota Murata vs. Blandamura - CompuBox Historical Review

Ryota Murata (last 3 fights) threw an anemic 32 punches per round (23 fewer than the middle. avg.), but landed 40.3% of his total punches, while opponents landed just 14.6%. The economical Murata also...Read More

Photos: Ryota Murata, Blandamura - Ready For War in Yokohama

Murata, Blandamura Weigh-In Photos Gallery - Japan's Daigo Higa was stripped of his World Boxing Council flyweight belt Saturday after failing to make weight on the eve of his title defense against Cr...Read More

Photos: Ryota Murata, Blandamura - Square Up at Final Presser

Murata, Blandamura Final Press Conference Photos Gallery - Ryota Murata became a star in his home country of Japan after winning a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. Now a word champion, he will make th...Read More

Photos: Blandamura Putting in Work For Ryota Murata Fight

World Boxing Association "regular" middleweight champion Ryota Murata will fight 10th-ranked challenger Emanuele Blandamura of Italy on April 15 at Yokohama Arena in his first title defense since winn...Read More

Photos: Ryota Murata Putting in Work For Blandamura Fight

The World Boxing Association (WBA) "regular" middleweight world champion Ryota Murata of Japan will make the first defense of his crown against Italian challenger Emanuele Felice Blandamura in the mai...Read More

Ryota Murata vs. Emanuele Blandamura Will Be Carried By ESPN

Ryota Murata, who holds the WBA 'regular' middleweight title is scheduled to face Emanuele Felice Blandamura in Yokohama, Japan on April 15th. And this bout - like his title winning effort versus Hass...Read More

Photos: Ryota Murata, Emanuele Blandamura - Go Face To Face

WBA "regular" middleweight world champion Ryota Murata will have his first title defense against a fighter who people might think is a cushy opponent. But the Japanese boxer is keen to emphasize that ...Read More

Ryota Murata vs. Emanuele Blandamura on April 15 in Japan

World Boxing Association "regular" middleweight champion Ryota Murata will fight world No. 10 Emanuele Blandamura of Italy on April 15 at Yokohama Arena in his first title defense since winning the be...Read More

Crawford, Top Rank Fighters Reveal New Year's Resolutions

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Boxing enjoyed an outstanding 2017 and before the crystal ball drops in Times Square to begin an even better year, Top Rank asked some of its fighters for their New Year's resolution...Read More