ryota murata

RingTv image Yaegashi decisions Sosa to retain RING flyweight belt

Yaegashi decisions Sosa to retain RING flyweight belt

RING and WBC flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi made the second successful defense of his title Friday night in Tokyo, defeating streaking former titleholder Edgar Sosa by unanimous decision, while countrymen Ryota Murata, Naoya Inoue and Ryosuke Iwasa all notched stoppages on the same card.

RingTv image Photo gallery: Murata workout

Photo gallery: Murata workout

Ryota Murata, the latest addition to Top Rank’s stable of Olympic gold medalists and somewhat of a rarity as a Japanese middleweight, works out for the camera a day after signing with the promotional company.