That training for Murata has included a fair bit of not only on his fitness but also sparring, including some notable work with unbeaten American hopeful J'Leon Love (18-0-1, 10).
Although we've yet to receive word on how the sparring between the two went it's obvious that Murata will have learned something from this level of work, especially considering that Love is himself world ranked by all 4 Organisations at Super Middleweight.
Murata will be hoping that a win over Flores will help him move towards a world title fight. The odds are that a win will push him into the WBC top 10 and move him ever closer to an eliminator.
Murata's continued development in the states is expected to last until the end of this month before he return to Japan for the Luna bout. That contest, which will be aired on Fuji TV in Japan, will shown alongside world title defences for Naoya Inoue (6-0, 5) and the super clash between Akira Yaegashi (20-3, 10) and Roman Gonzalez (39-0, 33).
(Image courtesy of the official Ryota Murata facebook page)