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Ryota Murata targets revenge against Rob Brant

Ryota Murata gets home advantage for rematch with Rob Brant
Ryota Murata
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IN October last year, Dallas-based middleweight Rob Brant, 25-1 (17), scored a major upset by beating Japanese star and 2012 Olympic gold medallist Ryota Murata, 14-2 (11), in Las Vegas.

Despite going into the fight without a notable win on his record, Brant turned in a commanding performance to unanimously outpoint Murata by wide margins. Brant was too active, fast and smart for his opponent from Tokyo, who looked ponderous in comparison.

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