Earlier today saw Japanese Middleweight prospect Ryota Murata (4-0, 4) return to Japan following his US training camp where he acted as a sparring parter and training buddy of WBA Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26).
The camp, which also featured Britain's George Groves amongst others, was commended by Murata for it's professional style to training and probably showed just how good training needs to be to reach the top in the sport. It wasn't just the camp that had positive feed back from the Japanese fighter but also Golovkin who's punching power in particular stood out.
For Golovkin the camp was to help him prepare for next weekends title defence against Daniel Geale (30-2, 16) and it appears to have done him some good training with other world class fighters. Fur Murata it was about getting top level training and experience in such a high quality camp
Having arrived back in Japan we're now awaiting the announcement of Murata's next opponent. We're expecting the announcement to come in the next few days though it's all but been confirmed to be on a Top Rank show in October in Singapore.
(Image courtesy of Okuyama Masashi)
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