Japanese Middleweight hopeful Ryota Murata (11-0, 8) [村田 諒太] recorded the quickest win of his career this past Saturday in the US, when he blitzed the poor George Tahdooahnippah (34-23-3-2, 24) inside a round. The 2012 Olympic medal winner had stated that he had been training for a longer fight, but the win is a win at the end of the day and such a quick win means that he won't be taking much of a break from the ring.
The hope now is for Murata to return to action in November, after he spends a bit of time with his family back in Japan.
Whilst the aim is a November ring return that seems to come hand in hand with Murata hoping to get a world title fight, and the fighter himself has named WBO world champion Billy Joe Saunders as his most probably target for a world title fight.
From what has been reported in Japan Teiken will send feelers out to Frank Warren in hope of securing the fight for as soon as possible, if however Saunder's can be secured for a fight within Murata's planned scheduled then Murata will fight in a stay busy bout in November with the Saunders bout being looked at again in 2017.
With Saunders in mind Murata will be sparring with southpaws in the near future with his team looking to build up his experience against lefties before facing a southpaw world champion.
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