Gennady Golovkin vs Martin Murray on Feb 21!

Gennady Golovkin, Martin Murray - Boxing News

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.

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

Martin Murray - Boxing News

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.

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Coyle beats Katsidis, McDonnell decisions Malinga; Campbell destroys Brizuela

The bigger, faster, and younger Tommy Coyle (20-2, 9 KOs) took out Michael Katsidis (30-7, 24 KOs) in the 2nd round on Saturday night at the Hull Arena in Hull, England. Katsidis, 34, was pressuring Coyle at the time, and he was caught by a fast left hook that dropped him on all fours on the canvas. When Katsidis got to his feet, he staggered briefly while being checked out by referee Marcus McDonnell, and that was all it took for him stop the fight.

The fight was officially stopped at 1:33 of the round. Katsidis stopped staggered and looked like he was ready to continue fighting, but McDonnell wasn’t going to let him continue. The shot that Coyle threw wasn’t a really big punch. It was just a case of Katsidis not having his guard up, and him not being ready for the punch.

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Martin Murray beats Domenica Spada, Golovkin next

WBC Silver middleweight champion Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) may not have put in an impressive performance tonight in beating #7 WBC Domenico Spada (39-6, 19 KOs) by a 7th round technical decision, but he did earn a potential title shot against WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin with the win.

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Povetkin defeats Takam by 10th round stoppage

Alexander Povetkin, Carlos Takam - Boxing News

#3 WBA Alexander Povetkin (28-1, 20 KOs) proved his class last Friday night in defeating #5 World Boxing Association (WBA) contender Carlos Takam (30-2-1, 23 KOs) by a 10 round knockout at the Luzhniki Concert Hall in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin knocked a badly hurt Takam down with a hard left hook to the head at the start of the 10th round.

The shot put Takam down on his back, and the fight was stopped immediately. Povetkin had knocked Takam down late in the 9th round with a hard right hand that sent him down partially through the ropes. Takam was able to make it out of the round due to the time expiring, but there was no way that he could recover in between rounds.

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Point of No Return – Preview: Coyle vs Katsidis, Campbell vs Brizuela

The title chosen for Saturday’s Matchroom Boxing event at the Hull Ice Arena seems an apt description of differing grades for the main event and chief support bouts in what promises to be an eventful evening in Humberside.

Tommy Coyle v Michael Katsidis (12 x 3 – IBF International Lightweight Belt)

Tommy Coyle now 19-2 (8KO’s) is thrust into the biggest test of his career, on paper at least, against the Australian banger Michael Katsidis 30-6 (24KO’s) for the IBF International Lightweight title. Both fighters find themselves at a crucial stage in their careers where a defeat would be fatal to any aspirations they have of continuing to top the bill on shows such as this.

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Bernard Hopkins Interview Transcript

Bernard Hopkins, Hopkins vs. Kovalev - Boxing Interviews

O. De La Hoya – Let me introduce to you the current WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion and obviously a future first ballot Hall of Famer. He won the Middleweight World Title in 1995, and defended that title 20 times, solidifying his place as one of the best, if not the best middleweights in boxing history.

Bernard Hopkins, not only are we talking about the fighter who is the best in this era, but can possibly be the best in any era. When you talk about comparing the ’80s and the ’70s and the ’60s and 1990 and the 2000s, well Hopkins is a fighter you can say would have competed, if not would have been the best, in any era. That’s what we’re talking about right here.

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Sergey Kovalev Interview Transcript

Hopkins vs. Kovalev, Sergey Kovalev - Boxing Interviews

Oscar De La Hoya – We are getting close to what is probably the most anticipated event of this year, the main event, “Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev,” which will be a 12-round light heavyweight unification bout. The co-feature, we’re excited to announce is Sadam Ali vs. Luis Carlos Abregu, which will be a 10-round welterweight bout, and that event is being promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank taking place at Caesars Atlantic City. We are excited to be also once again working with Corona Extra, AT&T, Hortitsia Vodka and Mexico – Live it To Believe It.

Tickets are still available but they are, as a lot of people here on this call can attest to it, going extremely, extremely well. Obviously, it’s a testament to the great card that we have put together. Now let me, without any further ado, introduce to you a co-promoter of this magnificent event to introduce to you Kovalev, is the CEO of Main Events, Kathy Duva.

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