The Winner and Why
When Martin Murray took on Sergio Martinez in Argentina back in April 2013, many critics believed Murray would be elated if he was simply to win a few rounds against a Martinez who was cleaning up the division.
As we know, Murray was gracious in defeat, but more importantly, he confirmed without any doubt that he could give the Middleweight rulers a very tough assignment.
Granted, Gennady Golovkin is a different animal indeed to Martinez. For that reason, I have opted for a Golovkin win on February 21. I still believe Murray should not be written off that easily, as stranger things have happened in boxing.
Nevertheless, I am expecting the man from Kazakhstan to take control in the middle rounds, wining by a late stoppage or a lopsided decision, ending his streak of 13 knockouts in 13 world title defenses.
Needless to say, Gennady Golovkin has shown that his power can be disguised in his unorthodox shots that demolish his opposition, so if it was another quick night’s work for Golovkin, I’m sure the boxing world would not be too surprised either.