On January 30th we'll see Japanese Middleweight hopeful Ryota Murata (8-0, 5) return to the ring for his first bout of the new year. Ahead of that bout Murata has started training with a pair of Mexican visitors who have been selected with the intention of helping Murata prepare and improve for his upcoming contest.
The Japanese fighter, who will be facing American based Colombian puncher Juan Camilo Novoa (25-6-1, 23), has been preparing with "Golden Boy" Josue Atilano Mendoza (11-6-3, 5) and the under-rated Jose Emilio Perea (23-6, 15), who gave Jimrex Jaca an unexpectedly tough bout back in 2013. Neither are of the level of Murata but both should be able to teach him something new, or show him something different to what he has seen.
Murata will leave for the bout, in neighbouring Macau, later in the month. Before then however he'll have scouted his opponent and be prepared for the bout with Novoa who is dangerous but limited
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