Murata vs Blandamura Info
Ryota Murata beat Emanuele Blandamura by technical knockout in the 8th round on Sunday 15th April 2018 at Arena in Kanagawa.
The fight took place over rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the WBA middleweight championship of the world.
Murata vs Blandamura stats
Ryota Murata stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Emanuele Blandamura made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Murata had a massive power advantage over Blandamura, boosting at 77% knock out percentage over Blandamura's 19%.
Ryota Murata was the younger man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Murata had a height advantage of 2 inches over Blandamura.
Both Ryota Murata & Emanuele Blandamura fought out of an orthodox stance.
Murata was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 year and 3 months later than Blandamura, who’s first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 114 less professional rounds, 111 to Blandamura's 225.
Emanuele Blandamura was ranked number 6 by the WBA in the 160lb division.
Murata vs Blandamura form
Ryota Murata had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Hassan N’Dam on 22nd October 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Hassan N’Dam on 20th May 2017 by split decision in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo.
Going into that contest, he had beat Bruno Sandoval on 30th December 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round at Ariake Colosseum.
Before that, he had won against George Tahdooahnippah on 23rd July 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat Felipe Santos Pedroso on 14th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Las Vegas, Hong Kong S.A.R., China.
Blandamura had lost to all of his last 1 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Billy Joe Saunders on 26th July 2014 by knockout in the 8th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Murata's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 5 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
Blandamura's last 1 fights had come over a period of , meaning he had been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Murata vs Blandamura start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 am UTC at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan, which was 6:00 am EST or 3:00 am PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 am BST in the UK.