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Gennady Golovkin vs. Martin Murray | Preview & Prediction

On Saturday, February 21, 2015, another willing opponent will accept the colossal task of attempting to halt the meteoric rise of WBA and IBO Middleweight conundrum, Gennady Golovkin.

Talented Middleweight, Martin Murray has agreed to take the dreaded mission of having to share the ring with arguably the most feared puncher in the fight game. Despite this though, Murray is positively upbeat about overthrowing the Kazakh express, but as the many others who preceded him quickly realize, has he bitten off more than he can chew?

Golovkin has been steamrolling his way through the Middleweight division since he turned pro back in 2006, taking apart genuine foes with relative ease. The backlash from Golovkin’s speedy surge has resulted in most of the fighters at 160 pounds being cautious about taking on the monumental risk that Golovkin poses, which is understandable.

It is trivial to think about who has the capabilities to defeat the one-man wrecking ball, because taking him the distance is a mammoth challenge in itself. Can Martin Murray be that man?

The former British champion was incredibly unlucky not to be leaving Argentina with Sergio Martinez’s WBC Middleweight title around his waist in 2013. He exposed the once reigning middleweight king on his own patch; it was only that the judges were apparently scoring a different fight in Buenos Aires that night, which saw Murray suffer the first blemish on his record.

Since then, Murray is now acknowledged as a top-tier operator at 160 pounds as well as a future world champion, which he has deserved since he was duped in Germany against Felix Sturm all those years ago.

This eagerly anticipated showdown between Murray and Golovkin has all the trimmings of an enthralling affair. Murray has the potential to give Golovkin his toughest test to date, hence the reason why the boxing faithful are counting down the days until one of the most exciting bouts of 2015 kicks off.

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