Earlier today at a Nike sponsored event fans had the chance to listen to 3 unbeaten Japanese fighters talk about what they hope for the up coming year.
One of those fighters was unbeaten Middleweight hopeful Ryota Murata (6-0, 4) who revealed a what his plans are for 2015.
Firstly he expects to return to the ring in March or April for what will be his 7th bout as a professional following his very successful amateur career. Despite the hope of a swift return he did admit he hadn't heard yet when he would next be in the ring.
As well as the hope for a quick return Murata is also hoping to sell his name to the world and is hoping for a big fight overseas. The fighter mentioned Las Vegas, Macau and Singapore as places he'd like but did also mention that he was happy to fight anywhere. As many will know Murata has previously fought in Macau and last year he was strongly linked to a Singapore fight that never materialised.
A third thing Murata mentioned was that he was hoping to have a big fight this year it's "not clear" if that will be a world title fight however he would be hoping for a fight with a world ranked foe as he moves towards bigger and better things.
(Image, of Murata, Takashi Uchiyama and Shinsuke Yamanaka from the Nike event, courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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