The Wba Mw champion Rob Brant entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 25-1-0 (17 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.8 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez). He suffered his only loss when he faced Juergen Braehmer in 2017 (Juergen Braehmer vs Rob Brant), after this bout he has beat Colby Courter, Ryota Murata (in their first fight, Ryota Murata vs Rob Brant I) and Khasan Baysangurov (Rob Brant vs Khasan Baysangurov).
His opponent, the 2012 Olympic Mw gold medalist and former Wba champ Ryota Murata, has an official record of 14-2-0 (11 KOs=79%) and he entered as the No.11 in the same weight class. Before losing to Brant he was defeated by Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam in May 2017 but it was a controversial decision (N’Dam vs Ryota Murata I); after this bout he took revenge on N’Dam (Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam vs Ryota Murata II) and he also beat Emanuele Blandamura (Ryota Murata vs Emanuele Blandamura). Brant vs Murata 2 is valid for the WBA World middleweight title (Brant’s second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Division: middleweight (160 lbs, 72.6 kg)
Title: WBA World middleweight title
Brant’s previous fight: Rob Brant vs Khasan Baysangurov
Murata’s previous fight: Ryota Murata vs Rob Brant I
Murata’s next fight: Ryota Murata vs Steven Butler
Brant’s next fight: Rob Brant vs Vitalii Kopylenko
Brant vs Murata 2 fight video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights)