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Martin Murray: I wasn’t made an offer to fight Golovkin

murray64By Scott Gilfoid: Britain’s Martin Murray (25-1-1, 11 KO’s) is saying that he hasn’t been given an offer from WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s team about a fight in November. This is news, because Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler of K2 has reportedly told RingTV that Murray doesn’t want the fight with Golovkin.

Murray says he’s going to be looking to get his visa situation taken care of so that he can travel to the U.S. That’s good news, because there’s no way on Earth that a talent like Golovkin is going to come all the way over to the UK to defend his strap against #1 WBA, #7 WBC, #8 IBF, Murray. That would so backwards if he were to do that. Why accommodate a challenger. Besides, HBO reportedly prefers that Golovkin’s next fight is staged in the U.S if they’re going to televise it.

Murray said this on his twitter:

Loeffler said to RingTV “He [Curtis Stevens] really seems to want the fight with Golovkin, unlike most of the middleweight division, like [Martin] Murray.”

I don’t know about you, but I believe Loeffler did make an offer to Murray or at least he must have made some kind of contact for him to come away saying there’s not much interest in Murray’s side.

Murray has no chance against a fighter like Golovkin. I see Curtis Stevens as being a much better option for Golovkin than taking on a fighter that’s just going to be covering up like a glorified sparring partner for 12 rounds like Murray did in his last fight against WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez last April. That was like watching Joshua Clottey vs. Manny Pacquiao. Murray was in the total survival mode, and wasn’t going to throw anything.

I can just see how the Golovkin-Murray fight will play out. Murray will have his high clamshell guard up from the 1st round on. His clamshell guard won’t be effective, though, because Golovkin will attack Murray to the body, which is what Sergio Martinez failed to do last April.

Once Golovkin goes to the body, Murray will either hit the deck or drop his guard to protect his midsection, and get knocked out by a head shot from Golovkin. I see this fight as another 3 rounder for Golovkin like his last bout against Matthew Macklin last June and his bout before that against Nobuhiro Ishida last March. Murray pretty much just plays it safe all the time, which is why he lost to Sergio, and why he should have lost to Felix Sturm. I had Sturm winning that fight.

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