Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Murata vs Martinez?
Ryota Murata could face Sergio Martinez in Autumn/Fall 2023 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Murata vs Martinez 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.
Sergio Martinez would make his way to the ring with a record of 55 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, with 30 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Murata would have a large advantage in power over Martinez, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Martinez's 55%.
Ryota Murata is the younger man by 11 years, at 36 years old.
Murata has a height advantage of 2 inches over Martinez. Despite this, Martinez has 1-inch reach advantage.
Ryota Murata fights out of the orthodox stance, while Sergio Martinez is a southpaw.
Murata is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 41 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 15 year and 7 months later than Martinez, whose first professional fight was in 1997. He has fought 317 less professional rounds, 120 to Martinez's 437.
Ryota Murata goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO, 7 by the IBF and 8 by the RING at middleweight.
Sergio Martinez is currently ranked number 4 by the WBA in the 160lb division.
Murata vs Martinez 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 defeated 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 won against Emanuele Blandamura on 15th April 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Arena, Kanagawa, Japan.
Martinez has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he beat Macaulay McGowan on 27th January 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wizink Center, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.
Previous to that, he had beat Brian Rose on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Valdemoro, Comunidad de Madrid.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jussi Koivula on 19th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Bolera Severino Prieto, Cantabria.
Before that, he had won against Jose Miguel Fandino on 21st August 2020 by knockout in the 7th round at Torrelavega, Cantabria.
He had lost to Miguel Cotto on 7th June 2014 by knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
In terms of recent activity, Ryota Murata has been fighting more than Sergio Martinez.
Ryota Murata last fought 7 months and 22 days ago, while Sergio Martinez's last outing was 10 months and 4 days ago.
Murata's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Martinez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 8 years, 5 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
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