WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs) had his worst performance of his career in having to battle doubly hard to win a 12 round unanimous decision over Miguel Marriaga (25-2, 21 KOs) last Saturday night at the SubHub Center in Carson, California. The fight was shown on Top Rank PPV.
Highly touted heavyweight Nathan Gorman has been added to the undercard of the big world middleweight title fight between Billy Joe Saunders and Max Bursak at the Copper Box Arena, London on April 30.
The Nantwich puncher, who is trained and promoted by boxing legend Ricky Hatton, will make his TV debut against an as yet to be confirmed opponent on the dedicated boxing network, BoxNation.
Undefeated WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders begins his reign with the opening defence of his title against “Mad” Max Bursak on Saturday 30th April at the Copper Box Arena, London, exclusively live on BoxNation.
Monte Carlo, June 22 – World-ranked middleweight Martin Murray said he was in a different class to Max Bursak and so it proved at the Monte Carlo Casino on Saturday night as he dominated Bursak to claim the WBC Silver belt.
Fighting before a vociferous crowd which included his famous “Barmy Army” from England, Murray triumphed by scores of 119-109, 119-109 and 117-111.
Murray took a while to adapt to Bursak’s awkward style, but once he did he was virtually unstoppable as he piled on the points and swept to a compelling victory.
In a gritty performance, former two-time world title challenger Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KO’s) grinded out a 12 round unanimous decision tonight over the tough but limited Max Bursak (29-3-1, 12 KO’s) to win the vacant WBC Silver middleweight title at the Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
The victory moves the 31-year-old Murray a little closer to another world title shot, which he hopes will be against WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto in the near future. Murray won on the judges’ cards by the scores 117-112, 119-109, and 119-109.
Leading boxing television rights distributor and sports marketing firm Octapixx LIVE is proud to announce that the KO AT THE CASINO boxing telecast, taking place on June 21 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, and featuring three championship fights punctuated by the return to the world stage of middleweight sensation Martin Murray and the rise of WBA/IBO minimumweight champion Hekkie Budler, will be seen on television by millions of sports fans all over the world. The event, taking place at the historic Casino de Monte-Carlo, is presented by Monte-Carlo SBM and promoted by Golden Gloves Promotions.
LONDON (June 21) – British middleweight ace Martin Murray is hoping to follow in the footsteps of four-time world champion Carl Froch.
The St Helens star battles Ukrainian Max Bursak in Monte Carlo tonight, live on BoxNation, and has told the channel he is hoping to emulate the formidable Nottingham assassin.
Monte Carlo, June 20 – All eight boxers made the weight just before noon on Friday for Saturday’s “KO at the Casino” tournament in Monte Carlo, but not before a few scares, chiefly for WBA and IBO strawweight champion Hekkie Budler and WBC Silver middleweight title holder Max Bursak.