Ryota Murata signs with Top Rank
Ryota Murata, the heralded 2012 Olympic middleweight gold medalist from Japan, has signed a professional contract with American promoter Top Rank, the Las Vegas-based company announced on Monday.
The 6-foot, right-handed Murata, who won Olympic gold in the 165-pound weight division at the London Games, will be co-promoted by Akihiko Honda's Teiken Boxing and will turn pro in Tokyo on a date to be determined in August, Akemi Irie of Teiken Boxing told ESPN.com. Teiken will promote ...
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