Brant vs. Murata 2

Top Rank on ESPN+ Results: Murata Regains Title, Shiro Stops Taconing

On Friday, July 12, Teiken promotions and Top Rank presented Murata vs. Brant 2 from the EDION Arena in Osaka, Japan.

In the evening’s main event, WBA world middleweight title Rob Brant couldn’t defend his title against former champion Ryota Murata, who stopped Brant in the second.

Also, undefeated WBC world light flyweight champion Ken Shiro defended his title for the sixth time against WBC international titleholder Jonathan Taconing.


The event aired live at 7 a.m. ET on ESPN+.

Ryota Murata def. Rob Brant by TKO (referee stoppage). Round 2, 2:34 – WBA world middleweight title
Ken Shiro def. Jonathan Taconing by TKO (right straight). Round 4, 1:00 – WBC world light flyweight title
Joe Noynay def. Satoshi Shimizu by TKO (referee stoppage). Round 6
Shokichi Iwata def. Paolo Sy by TKO. Round 5
Rei Nakajima def. Sosuke Sakata by unanimous decision (60-52×3)
Ren Kobayashi def. Ren Anzai by unanimous decision (39-37, 39-38, 39-38)
Yasuyuki Kunimoto def. Rei Nanjo by knockout. Round 2