October 14, 2013


Olympic gold medalist in the middleweight class in London, Japanfs Ryota Murata (1-0, 1 KO) will participate in his second pro bout against Dave Peterson (13-1, 8 KOs), a southpaw from Minnesota, in an eight-round bout in Tokyo on December 6. It was publicly announced in Tokyo today (Tuesday). Hard-punching Murata impressively decked his debut by demolishing current OPBF 160-pound champ Akio Shibata in two quick rounds this August to be newly ranked atop in the OPBF and Japanese middleweight categories.

Participants of Dec. 6 event

Supporting is a WBC flyweight mandatory title bout where defending champ Akira Yaegashi, two-time world champ of Japan, will cope with official challenger and ex-WBC 108-pound titlist Edgar Sosa, a Mexican veteran, in twelve frames.

Sensational future world champ, unbeaten Naoya Inoue (4-0, 3 KOs) will engage in an OPBF 108-pound elimination bout with Philippine ruler Jerson Mancio over twelve. The 20-year-old Inoue wrested the national belt by whipping world-rated defending champ Ryoichi Taguchi in his fourth pro bout, and will try to gain the vacant OPBF throne (renounced by Japanfs Shin Ono) in his fifth.

Inouefs younger brother Takuma Inoue, only seventeen, was formerly two-time national high school champ, and will make a professional debut beneath his brotherfs OPBF engagement. Takuma, whose amateur mark was 52-5, 14 stoppages, said, gMy brother took four fights to acquire the national belt, so Ifll try to win it within three pro bouts.h Good luck.

Also booked on the undercard will be an OPBF bantam title go with WBC#11 Hiroki Shiino to defend his regional belt against WBC#2 southpaw compatriot, ex-national 118-pound titleholder Ryosuke Iwasa over twelve heats.

The deluxe card will be presented by Teiken, Ohashi and Misako Promotions.


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