Sports Live Event: At the age of 32, Ryota Murata is a five-year pro. A former WBA middleweight world champion, Ryota Murata won the title in October 2017 and made one successful title defense.

Before his debut, he was an elite international amateur who won the 165-pound gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games. Ryota Murata was the first Japanese boxer to win an Olympic gold medal since bantamweight.

Takao Sakurai in 1964 and is the only Japanese boxer to win an Olympic medal at a weight higher than bantamweight. He is also the only Japanese boxer to win both an Olympic gold medal and a professional world title.

statusactive
birth name村田諒太
born1986-01-12 / age 33
nationality Japan
debut2013-08-25
divisionmiddleweight
stanceorthodox
height6′ 0″   /   183cm
reach 72½″   /   184cm
residenceTokyo, Japan
birth placeNara, Japan

Professional career:

Ryota Murata
Ryota Murata

Murata registered with Misako Boxing Gym in April 2013 and signed with Top Rank in June. He also asked Teiken Promotions for cooperation in the promotion. Murata is sponsored by Dentsu.

Before turning professional, Murata had declined participation in AIBA Pro Boxing by saying that he intended to retire as a boxer. Upon turning professional, Murata was banned from Japan Amateur Boxing Federation (JABF) for his disloyal behavior in February 2013

Ryōta Murata is a Japanese professional boxer who has held the WBA middleweight title from October 2017 to October 2018. As an amateur, he won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.

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