Next weekend we'll see Ryota Murata (12-0, 9) [村田 諒太] battle for the WBA Middleweight world title, as he takes on Frenchman Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam (35-2, 21).
Today, just a week away from the fight, N'dam has arrived in Japan, where he will be getting used to the conditions and putting the final touches to his preparations for his first bout in Asia.
The talented and experienced Frenchman seemed relaxed as he took questions from the media, and didn't show any signs of being tired following his journey. He seemed to be full of confidence and yet also respectful, showing respect to Murata's Olympic gold medal, but being confident that his experience will be the difference.
N'dam also commented on his own chin. He spoke about the numerous times he's been down, memorably against David Lemieux and Peter Quillin, but sttaedthat he has never been stopped. It seems that he's confident his fighting spirit and warrior heart will keep him going through the power shots of Murata.
Calm and relaxed it seems clear that N'dam hasn't gone to Japan to make up the numbers and he stated that in the ring he would become a lion, and was 100% confident he'll win next weekend.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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