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Murray: Golovkin is favourite, but I’ve been in this position before

Martin Murray arrives in South Africa this weekend to set up camp ahead of his February 21 clash with WBC Interim and WBA and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in Monte-Carlo on February 21.

The Englishman is in the middle of a 12-week training programme his advisor Andrew Mikhail describes as “pure hell” in anticipation of the toughest fight of his 31-bout career. Continue reading

Golovkin will knock Murray down to 5’10”, says Sanchez

Abel Sanchez, the trainer for WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, isn’t too worried about Golovkin’s opponent Martin Murray having a size advantage over Golovkin in their February 21st fight at the Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Sanchez figures that Golovkin will take away Murray’s size advantage by knocking him down to his size with his big power shots. This could mean that we’ll see Golovkin throwing a lot of body shots to get Murray to bend forward more to keep from getting hit with them as much. Continue reading

Gennady Golovkin vs. Martin Murray tickets

Monte-Carlo (December 17, 2014) Advance ticket information has been released for the highly anticipated World Middleweight Championship between WBA/IBO and WBC ‘Interim’ Middleweight World Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN and WBC #1 ranked, two-time world title challenger MARTIN MURRAY set for Saturday, February 21st at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte-Carlo. Continue reading

Gennady Golovkin vs Martin Murray on Feb 21!

The deal has been signed – unbeaten WBA, IBO and WBC Interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) of Kazakhstan will fight top-rated Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KOs) of the UK in Monte Carlo on February 21.

Golden Gloves and K2 Promotions announced the bout minutes after Murray’s successful WBC Silver belt defence against Domenico Spada in Monaco on Saturday.

Golovkin will go in search of his record 19th straight stoppage while Murray will be hoping it is third time lucky after two previous title bids were rebuffed by the judges. Continue reading

Murray marches on as Budler, Caballero and Alvarez notch up vital wins

England’s Martin Murray continued his march towards a world title shot with a dramatic seventh-round technical decision win over rugged Domenico Spada of Italy in the main bout on the Golden Gloves “Title Tornado” card in Monaco on Saturday night.

The fight was called off due to an accidental head butt, leading to a premature calling of the judges’ scorecards. Continue reading

Fight weights from Monte Carlo: Murray 159.83, Spada 159.65

Former two-time champion and MC Brian Mitchell attempts to broker the peace between Stuart Hall, right, and Randy Caballero

Monaco, October 24 – A slanging match between American Randy Caballero and England’s Stuart Hall was the highlight of an otherwise incident-free weigh-in at the Monte Carlo Casino ahead of Saturday’s “Title Tornado” tournament.

With HRH Prince Albert of Monaco in attendance, the pair had to be kept apart moments after weighing in, Caballero’s camp making much of the former champion’s three defeats. Continue reading