Earlier today, June 4th, saw a Japanese ceremony held to celebrate the best fathers in the country. Amongst the winner in the competition why Japanese boxing star Ryota Murata (4-0, 4) who given award for being the best father in Sport.
Murata, pictured second from right, used the opportunity to explain what his schedule was like and admitted that he's expecting to fight twice more this year. Although the fighter has had to travel for training recently one can't deny that he does up most to spend time whilst his children, including his daughter who we believe was born on May 6th.
Whilst this award has little to do with boxing it should keep Murata's audience a wide one with some fans realising the sport isn't barbaric but is one that has caring and kind individuals involved in it. The appeal of Murata is huge and thing like this will only help extend it.
(image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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