Raymond "Danger" Muratalla, the undefeated lightweight signed to Top Rank Inc. and managed by Robert Garcia is looking to leave this weekend with a title shot within arms reach. Muratall boasting a record of 18-0 and 15 knockouts, will be the co-feature this Saturday at the Tahoe Blue Event Center in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, as he faces unbeaten Mexican powerhouse, Diego Torres, who clear has power with a record of 18-0 and 17 wins by way of knockout. knockouts.
Muratalla who burst onto the scene during his run in the Top Rank bubble for the COVID-19 shutdown, is now looking to make the most out of this fight.
“It’s a huge opportunity for me. Come Saturday night," said Muratalla at a press conference on Thursday. "I’m going to show out again, and it’s going to get me close to that title shot that I’ve been wanting.”
Muratalla exuded confidence as he spoke about the bout and even the future. In prior interviews, Muratalla has stated he doesn't think anyone can beat him in the lightweight division, despite being a talent-rich division. Given the uncertain nature of the lightweight division as Devin Haney, the undisputed lightweight world champion is moving up to the junior welterweight division, the lightweight titles might become vacant soon.
“It’s going to be another great performance," said Muratalla. "Every fight I’m learning and learning and working on my craft. Come Saturday night, it’s going to be another hell of a show, and it’s going to be a great night for me.”
The boxer isn't just speaking his greatness into existence so is his manager, Robert Garcia, who has proclaimed Muratalla, as his next 'Bam' Rodriguez. For those unaware, Jesse 'Bam' Rodriguez was a breakout star in 2022 once given a shot at marquee main event title fights. Garcia compares Muratalla to 'Bam' in that regard that they are just waiting for their shot.
“Hopefully, this gets me to a title fight," said Muratalla. "That’s what I want. That’s what I’ve been wanting. Hopefully, a victory on Saturday night gets me closer and closer.