Most professional fighters, after 3 fights, are thinking about where they are going in the sport, whether or not they will ever manage to win a title, even at national level and whether they really have what it takes to be a champion. For Japanese superstar Ryota Murata (3-0, 3) things are a little bit different and it's not a case of "if" he will win titles but "which titles".
Before the title fights come however Murata will need to continue improving and winning fights.
Murata will be hoping to notch up his 4th win on May 22nd when he battles Mexico's Jesus Angel Nerio (12-3, 6). Before that fight however comes the matter of improving his skills, developing what he knows and gradually ironing out any flaws in his game.
The ironing out process took it's next step forward over the past few months after Murata spent time in the USA with training on various aspects of his boxing, notable sorting out some minor issues with his balance and working on his left handed body shots. This has been done by sparring with forgotten American Mike Jones and working hard with his trainers stateside who have helped him progress excellently so far.
Although Murata is still about a year away from fighting a world ranked opponent there is little doubt that he is a being viewed as a potential world champion and if the improvements continue there is every chance that he'll become a champion sooner rather than later.
(Image thanks to boxingnews.jp)
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