N'Dam defeats Murata in split decision

TOKYO (AP) — WBA middleweight interim champion Hassan N’Dam survived a fourth-round knockdown on Saturday and went on to a split-decision win over Japan’s Ryota Murata. The crowd at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo jeered after the decision making N’Dam the …
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