By Tré Berry III🖊️
Life is good for Olympic Gold-Medalist and WBA(Regular) Middleweight Titlist 🥇🇯🇵Ryota Murata (15-2-0, 12KO👊) who for the second time in as many opportunities, avenged a loss as he ransacked former conqueror 🇺🇸Rob Brant earlier this year in July to snatch the Title back that Brant took from him a fight prior. Sitting as arguably Japan’s most popular fighter (even with the enormous exploits by the miniature earthquake known as ♛🇯🇵Naoya Inoue), Murata will headline a stacked fight card at the Yokohama Arena in Japan as he will fight #8 ranked WBA challenger 🇨🇦Steven Butler (28-1-1, 24KO👊) from Canada.
Having fought all but one of his contests in localized venues in Canada, Steven Butler (appropriately nicknamed 💥“Bang Bang”) will travel across the Pacific to try and knock Murata off the good place that he is currently in to officially get in on the major Middleweight picture for what will be his first opportunity at a secondary World Title. As for Murata, he is currently 33 years of age, and would like to keep the ball rolling towards getting an opportunity against one of the elite Middleweights in the world before his time is up in the sport. His 2 lone losses were avenged in immediate re-matches (against the aforementioned Rob Brant, and against Hassan N’Dam), all taking place within his last 5 fights. This bout and an impressive undercard will be broadcast on Fuji TV, and will take place on Monday, December 23rd.