Boxing: Japan’s Ryota Murata Fights For Gold

Japans Ryota Murata denied Brazil a first Olympic boxing gold medal on Saturday when he fought smart to win his countrys first in the ring for 48 years by beating middleweight Esquiva Falcao Florentino.

Falcao, whose brother Yamaguchi won bronze in the light-heavyweights, appeared to serve notice to the rest of the middleweight division when he demolished Britains Anthony Ogogo in the semi-final.

However university worker Murata, a silver medalist at last years world amateur championships, gave the aggressive Falcao a lesson in how to score points, defending expertly and catching the Brazilian each time he came in close to win 14-13.

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