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Gennady Golovkin vs. Martin Murray | Preview & Prediction

Tale of the Tape

 Gennady GolovkinMartin Murray
Record31-0, 28 KOs29-1-1, 12 KOs
Age3232
Height5′ 10½"6'0"
Reach70"73"
Weight160 lbs.160 lbs.
StanceOrthodoxOrthodox
HometownKaraganda, KazakhstanSt Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom
Rounds Boxed129177

Gennady Golovkin’s knockout percentage is simply a pleasure to behold. At a staggering 90.32 percent, GGG has proven that his power cannot be dismissed by anyone. Just ask Matt Macklin, Marco Antonio Rubio and Daniel Geale who all felt the full wrath of the unforgiving Golovkin.

In addition to the 32-year-old’s undisputed power, he is currently on an unbelievable knockout streak in world title bouts, beginning with his first world title opportunity, a mere 13 fights ago.

Can he keep that run going?

It is clear that Martin Murray does not have the same devastating power as his rival, with only a 38 percent KO percentage. Still, what the St Helens slugger lacks in power, he makes up for in boxing ability.

Murray has established himself as a top draw Middleweight after building up an impressive record of 29-1-1, 12 KOs, which includes the two ropey decisions suffered at the hands of Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez.

The advantage in both height and reach lie with Murray, as well as boxing an additional 48 rounds, which could pay dividends for him when the pair meet in the ring. As we have seen many times before with Golovkin though, the bigger they are, the harder they undoubtedly fall.

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