Olympic gold medallist Ryota Murata maintains 100% KO record as a pro

Japan’s world title prospect Ryota Murata continued his impressive run in the paid ranks with a sixth round stoppage win over Jesus Nerio on Thursday in Kyoto.

The 28 year-old, who struck gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the middleweight category, made it four knockouts from four outings against winning record opponents by dominating and finally dispatching the Mexican midway through the fight.

Murata is hotly-tipped to be competing for championship honours at the top level in the next two or three years, with a lot of the current world title holders at 160lbs coming to the end of their careers.

The likes of Germany’s Felix Sturm and Argentinian Sergio Martinez are in the midst of their veteran years, with contender Murata set to give the younger champions like Peter Quillin and Gennay Golovkin a run for their money by 2016.

Elsewhere on the same night, Jo Jo Dan and Schiller Hyppolite both claimed knockout victories over their respective opponents Lukasz Janik and Rafael Pintos at Quebec’s Point-Claire Holiday Inn.

Romanian Dan, 32, moves on to 33-2 with his 18th stoppage, whilst 28 year-old Canadian Hyppolite pushed his record to 11-1 with his eight early finish.

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