On Sunday, Oct. 22, Top Rank and Teiken promotions combined to hold a show in Tokyo, Japan, for ESPN Boxing.

In the night’s main event, WBA world middleweight titleholder Hassan N’Dam couldn’t defend his title for the first time against Ryota Murata in a rematch of their championship bout in May. N’Dam topped the previously unbeaten Murata by controversial split decision to win the vacant belt. Following the first meeting, WBA judges Hubert Earle and Gustavo Padilla were suspended for six months for their controversial scorecards.

The event aired live at 7 a.m. ET on ESPN 2. The event replay aired at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Ryota Murata def. Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam by TKO. Round 7 – for WBA world middleweight title
Ken Shiro def. Pedro Guevara by majority decision (116-112, 115-113, 114-114) – for WBC world light flyweight title
Daigo Higa def. Thomas Masson by TKO. Round 7 – for WBC world flyweight title

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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