The Japanese Ryota Murata defeated the French of Cameroonian origin Hassan N’Dam in Tokyo, becoming the new world champion of the World Boxing Association (WBA) of the middleweights.
Overtaken to general surprise on May 20 by N’Dam with a disputed verdict from the judges, Murata this time dominated his opponent until the end in the eighth round when the Frenchman had to withdraw.
Murata, who in 2012 became the second Japanese fighter to win Olympic gold, was very excited at the end of the fight.
N’Dam, 33, suffered his third loss in 39 bouts, but the first in which he was forced to quit before the end.
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Murata, 31, only lost once in his 14 fights since he turned professional, in 2013. AFP