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Martin Murray still bellyaching about his loss to Sergio Martinez

Latest Sergio MartinezBy Scott Gilfoid: Martin Murray (25-1-1, 11 KO’s) is still having a tough time coming to terms with his 12 round unanimous decision loss to WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KO’s) last Saturday night at the Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina.

Instead of seeing as a situation where he himself gave the fight away by hiding behind his guard for 12 rounds and not throwing enough punches, Murray is complaining about the judging of the fight.

Murray said “If it was fair scoring then I would have got the decision, but it was always an uphill battle in Argentina…there’s no way I’ll get another opportunity…I had him down twice, bossed him…I’ve proven I belong at the world level.”

Oh this is so sad when a fighter can’t admit they lost to the better man. Murray is bellyaching and flapping his gums as if his complaining will change the reality of what happened last Saturday night.

Murray wasn’t “bossing” anyone around. I mean, that was the whole problem and the reason he lost the fight. Murray hid behind his guard, using a peek a boo style of fighting and not throwing enough punches.

Murray might as well have stayed home rather than coming to Argentina if that’s all he planned on doing because he was purely defensive and not remembering that he had to go on the offense to take the title away from the champion. As a challenger, you don’t win fights by just covering up for the entire rounds and throwing three or four right hands.

Maybe Saul “Canelo” Alvarez can win that way in Texas, but you’re not going to beat a fighter like Martinez or any other champion with that kind of fighting style. Murray was fighting like he was the champion and not the challenger. In other words, he was doing the minimum that he had to do, and hoping the judges would give him the rounds.

The judges did their job and scored it by giving the rounds to the guy that was throwing the punches and that was Martinez.

The picture of the fight was Murray just covering up while Marquez tagged him at will with left hands over and over and over again. After Murray would get hit 20 times, then he’d throw a right hand, which frequently missed. Martinez would then nail him with another 10 to 15 punches, followed by Murray throwing another right hand. It was comical to watch and so, so sad if you were a Murray fan. He was a blow it.

There wasn’t a second knockdown. What Murray is calling a knockdown was a slip, and it was already reviewed by the WBC and that’s what they saw. Not only did they see it, but the referee saw it too as a slip, and that’s good enough for me.

The thing with Murray is. He couldn’t even beat an injured Martinez, as after the fight it was revealed that he had fought with a broken left hand from the 2nd round on, and in addition to that he had injured his right knee in training camp and that had caused him a lot of problems in the fight because he couldn’t drive off of his knee the way he usually does.


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