The former Wbo and interim Wba Mw champion Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 35-2-0 (21 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.10 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Gennady Golovkin). He lost to David Lemieux in 2015 (=Lemieux vs N’Dam) but then he has won four bouts defeating Tomasz Gargula and Alfonso Blanco in his last two (=N’Dam vs Blanco).
His opponent, the undefeated 2012 Olympic middleweight gold medalist Ryota Murata, has a perfect record of 12-0-0 (9 KOs=75%) and he entered as the No.16 in the same weight class. He fought four times in 2016 beating George Tahdooahnippah (=Murata vs Tahdooahnippah) and Bruno Sandoval in his last two (=Murata vs Sandoval). Hassan N’Dam vs Ryota Murata is valid for the vacant WBA World middleweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan
Division: middleweight (160 lbs, 72.6 kg)
Title: vacant WBA World middleweight title
N’Dam’s previous fight: Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam vs Alfonso Blanco
Murata’s previous fight: Ryota Murata vs Bruno Sandoval
Their second and next fight: Hassan N’Dam vs Ryota Murata 2
N’Dam vs Murata Fight Video:
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