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Ryota Murata vs Jeff Horn preview
When is Murata vs Horn?
Ryota Murata could square off against Jeff Horn in Autumn/Fall 2023 in Japan.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Murata vs Horn stats
Ryota Murata would step into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jeff Horn would make his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Murata would have advantage in power over Horn, with a 81% knock out percentage over Horn's 65%.
Ryota Murata is the older man by 2 years, at 37 years old.
Murata has a height advantage of 3 inches over Horn. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Ryota Murata & Jeff Horn fight out of an orthodox stance.
Murata is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 months later than Horn, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 34 less professional rounds, 120 to Horn's 154.
Ryota Murata goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBC at middleweight.
Murata vs Horn form
Ryota Murata has stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Gennady Golovkin on 9th April 2022 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and IBF World Middleweight championship fight at Super Arena, Saitama, Japan.
Previous to that, he had won against Steven Butler on 23rd December 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rob Brant on 12th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka.
Before that, he had been beaten by Rob Brant on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States.
He had defeated Emanuele Blandamura on 15th April 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Horn has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Tim Tszyu on 26th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Queensland, Australia.
Previous to that, he had won against Michael Zerafa on 18th December 2019 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Queensland.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Michael Zerafa on 31st August 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bendigo Stadium, Victoria.
Before that, he had defeated Anthony Mundine on 30th November 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Suncorp Stadium, Queensland.
He had been beaten by Terence Crawford on 9th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Jeff Horn has been fighting more than Ryota Murata.
Ryota Murata last fought 11 months and 13 days ago, while Jeff Horn's last outing was 2 years, 6 months and 24 days ago.
Murata's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Horn's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 13 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
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