The 2012 Olympic Mw gold medalist and Wba Mw champion Ryota Murata entered this fight with a pro record of 13-1-0 (10 KOs=77%) and he is ranked as the No.8 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Gennady Golovkin). He fought twice last year against Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam losing the first bout (controversial decision, N’Dam vs Ryota Murata I) but then he won the rematch (Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam vs Ryota Murata II).
His opponent, Emanuele Felice Blandamura, has an official boxing record of 27-2-0 (5 knockouts) and he entered as the No.40 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Michel Soro in 2015 (Michel Soro vs Emanuele Blandamura) but then he has won four fights beating Alessandro Goddi in 2017. Murata vs Blandamura is valid for the WBA World middleweight title (Murata’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Arena, Yokohama, Japan
Division: middleweight (160 lbs, 72.6 kg)
Title: WBA World middleweight title
Murata’s previous fight: Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam vs Ryota Murata 2
Murata vs Blandamura full fight video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)