The 2012 Olympic Mw gold medalist and Wba Mw champ Ryota Murata entered this fight with a professional record of 15-2-0 (12 KOs=80%) and he is ranked as the No.7 middleweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Gennady Golovkin). In his last two bouts he faced Rob Brant twice losing the first fight (Ryota Murata vs Rob Brant I) and winning the rematch (Rob Brant vs Ryota Murata 2).
His opponent, Steven Butler, has a boxing record of 28-1-1 (24 KOs=86%) and he entered as the No.22 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Brandon Cook in 2017, since then he has won ten consecutive fights defeating Vitalii Kopylenko and Paul Valenzuela Jr in 2019. Murata vs Butler is valid for the WBA World middleweight title (Murata’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Arena Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
Division: middleweight (160 lbs, 72.6 kg)
Title: WBA World middleweight title
Murata’s previous fight: Rob Brant vs Ryota Murata 2
Murata vs Butler full fight video:
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