Today the Japanese world champion held a press conference to talk about the contest, and his future.
Murata stated that he was "feeling tired, rather than relieved" and also suggested he would be taking a bit of a break. It should be noted that that break might be in part to do with some niggling injuries, and he looked in pain a lot. He stated that he had a lot of muscle aches, and put it down to the tactics of Blandamura. Explaining that he had to chase the Italian so much and used muscles in an unfamiliar fashion so as to keep his balance.
Murata's immediate future seems to be his focus on a holiday and spending time with his family, however Gennady Golovkin seems to be in Murata's longer terms plans and the Japanese fighter certainly seems to be wanting to pursue that bout. It might be in his immediate plans, but does seem to be something he has in mind for either later this year, or early next year.
From what we understand the idea seems to be to hold the Golovkin bout in the winter in the Tokyo Dome, probably with a strong under-card thanks to Fuji TV, though before that will be a bout in Las Vegas in the Autumn, likely against Esquiva Falcao.
(Image courtesy of Daily.co.jp)