Earlier today saw a press conference involving Japanese Middleweight sensation Ryota Murata (4-0, 4), who of course won his 4th professional contest yesterday beating down Mexico's Jesus Angel Nerio (12-4, 6). The press conference, as expected, suggested that Murata's next bout would be in Singapore in either September or October.
The show, which will be promoted by Top Rank, is now expected to feature at least 1 Japanese world champion, though no names were were mentioned there, and possibly 1 other major bout.
Top Rank, who have built an Asian base with their shows in Macau, would likely be using the show to extend their Asian reach. Like Macau, Singapore is a cash rich area of Asia with casino's aplenty and tapping in to the market does have massive financial potential for a promoter. Using a big draw like Murata could see Top Rank using the show as a launch pad for Singapore based shows in the future and, from where we're sat, that's a good thing.
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