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Hassan N’dam N’jikam Vs. Ryota Murata Weigh-In Results

Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam 72.3kg/159.5lb vs Ryota Murata 72.3kg/159.5lb
(WBA Middleweight championship)

Juan Hernandez Navarrete* 51kg (.2kg over) vs Daigo Higa 50.8kg/112lb
(WBC Flyweight Championship)
*Juan Hernandez Navarrete loses the title on the scale.


Ganigan Lopez 48.8kg/107.75lb vs Ken Shiro 48.8kg/107.75lb
(WBC Light Flyweight Championship)

Promoter: Teiken Promotions
Venue: Ariake Colosseum Tokyo Japan
Broadcast: Fuji TV


Tokyo – Thursday May 17th at the Grand Palace Hotel WBA Interim Middleweight Champion Hassan N’DamN’Jikam of France (35-2-0, 21 KO’s) and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata of Japan (12-0-0, 9 KO’s) held their final press conference to decide the regular WBA World Middleweight champion at the Ariake Colossuem in Tokyo Japan set for this Saturday May 20th, 2017. Also on the fight card are two WBC world championship bouts. DaigoHiga (12-0-0, 12 KO’s) of Okinawa, Japan will challenge Juan Hernandez Navarrete (34-2-0, 26 KO’s) of Mexico City D.F. for the WBC Flyweight championship. Ken Shiro (9-0-0, 5 KO’s) of Kyoto, Japan faces WBC light flyweight titlist Ganigan Lopez (28-6-0, 17 KO’s) of Mexico City D.F. Press in attendance and coverage of this mega event has been unprecedented due to Ryota Murata’s ever growing star power in Japan. This triple title event is presented by Teiken Promotions and televised live by Fuji TV at 7:00pm JST.

PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

HASSAN N’DAM N’JIKAM vs. RYOTA MURATA
WBA MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

RYOTA MURATA:
“It’s the world title fight that I look forward to and I would like to thank you all for being here”
“There is pressure to perform but I am excited more than anything”

“Looking at it now I’m not really concerned about the belt but my focus is in beating Hassan N’Dam”
“My game plan is already set so I’m not going to change anything now, I just have to make weight and show my best.

“Hassan is a fighter I respect and I’ve seen him fight on TV and I am excited to face him and on Saturday I can’t wait to fight”

“The value of the title isn’t something that I can judge but I’m thankful for the opportunity and I’m looking forward to the fight and all I can do now is win”

“Ill do my best and the day after tomorrow I’ll win”

HASSAN N’DAM:

“Hello to everyone. Its 2 days before my fight and I feel very good. It’s the first time for me seeing so many people for the press conference and I hope it will be the same for the fight because you’re going to enjoy a great fight. I want to thank the people who support me. I want to thank my promoter Sebastian Acarias who has done everything to make the fight happen. I want to thank my team, Pedro Diaz and Oswaldo who helped me throughout training camp. I want to thank all my family, all my friends and my sparring partners who helped me to be great today. So I feel very good and lets see whats gonna happen Saturday”

“This will be my 7th world title fight. It will be a great fight for me because I know what to expect. Murata was an Olympic championbut he needs to prove to me that he can stand with me. I think you are very prepared for this fight so I hope to have a great fight with you”

“My nickname is “El fenomeno”that means “I am the showman” The fight is going to be a show. I’m gonna be ready for that fight. I think Murata is going to be ready too. It’s going to be a great fight but I’ve already fought the best boxers in the world and I know this game. I’ve been in this business a long time. So lets see this Saturday whatsgonna happen, but I think I’m going to win.”

“Be ready for Saturday because you’re going to get a great fight. You (Murata) have12 fights with other fighters but right now you are facing Hassan N’dam, it will be more difficult for you”

JUAN HERNANDEZ vs. DAIGO HIGA
WBC FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

JUAN HERNANDEZ:
“Good afternoon, thank you to all who attended. I’m happy to be in Japan. It’s my 2nd time here and I return as a champion. My mindset is different this time around and I want to put on a great show on Saturday”
“It will be a difficult fight for me to defend my title. I want to defend my title and bring the belt back home”
“I am against a fighter with an unbeaten record so I want to fight a smart fight. I will do whatever it takes to take the title home to Mexico. I got the title in Thailand with a KO so I want to show a good victory this time as well”

DAIGO HIGA
“Honestly I’m excited. From being accepted to the gym then starting as a pro and now having the opportunity to challenge for the world title”

“I will go withthe flow of the fight against a great opponent, use my footwork and show good boxing. I don’t think I can become a champion without that so I will defeat him and win”

“Thank you very much to my manager, he raised my from an amateur and I very thankful to him for letting me in the gym. I am thankful to him for the opportunity”

“I know I have to do whatever it takes and leave it all in the ring to take the win”

GANIGAN LOPEZ vs. KEN SHIRO
WBC FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

GANIGAN LOPEZ :
“Good afternoon. I’m happy to be here. I’ve done all the preparation in Mexico and I’d like to show the fight of a world champion”

“I’ve fought very good young fighters but I come as the champion and I will return to Mexico the champion of the world”

KEN SHIRO:
“The nerves are the same a usual, I will win at all costs”

“I’ll box the way I always do and push the action”

“I would like everyone to know my name, I want to win a world championship to repay those that have helped my along the way”

“I will win no matter what, please root for me”





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