Martin Murray Ready for War

By Robert Ecksel on February 17, 2015
Martin Murray Ready for War
Hopefully Murray and his team have a game plan for when Gennady Golovkin nails him.

As talented a Sturm and Martinez are or were, neither comes close to being as formidable an opponent as Triple G…

Saturday night at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco, former British middleweight champion Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs), from St. Helens, Merseyside, UK, challenges WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennday Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs), from Karaganda, Kazakhstan, in a fight no one believes he’ll win.

This will be Murray’s third attempt at a world title. His two previous attempts, against WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm in 2011 and WBC middleweight Sergio Martinez in 2013, did not go his way, even though the first fight was ruled a draw and the second was a hometown decision in favor of Maravilla.

But as talented a Sturm and Martinez are or were, neither comes close to being as formidable an opponent as Triple G.

“I don’t see any weakness in Golovkin,” Murray told ESPN. “With Martinez and Sturm, they had both been beaten so we were able to see chinks in their armor and study them before I fought them.

“With Golovkin, he has never been beaten or knocked down and he has not shown any chinks in his armor yet. He’s younger and fresher than Sturm and Martinez were when I fought them as well.”

Murray is taller than Golovkin, has a longer reach, and knows his way around the ring. What Murray lacks is the kind of power that can stop a man in his tracks, which Golovkin has in spades.

“There are things that we have been working on that we are confident will work in the fight on Saturday,” Murray said. “There are about ten game plans we have, all rolled into one. They are for all the different scenarios as to what might happen.”

Hopefully Murray and his team have a game plan for when Golovkin nails him.

“All I know is that I’m ready to go twelve tough rounds with Golovkin. It’s about finishing the fight with no regrets.”

The only regret Murray is likely to experience is the regret of getting knocked out. He’ll acquit himself admirably, but he’ll no sooner see the twelfth round than he’ll see the sixth.

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  1. Kid Blast 04:51pm, 02/17/2015

    Slaughter

  2. Koolz 11:25am, 02/17/2015

    Murray is going to be throwing out a Jab that doesn’t even phase the Machine GGG, the Machine GGG will just keep on cutting off the ring , keep on trapping him.  Once Murray is on the Ropes the GGG Machine will unload with it’s insane Hooks and take Murry apart..  Hooks to the body, to the head, Uppercuts, and it’s over.

    Can’t Wait!

  3. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 06:58am, 02/17/2015

    Here’s what I want to know…..when are they going to make Castellanos/Gonzales…..call me irresponsible but I want to parlay John Molina to Castellanos both by KO!

  4. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 06:47am, 02/17/2015

    Murray is built to take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’.....and that’s about it as far as game plans go here.

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