Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Martin Murray Faces Tetteh on 4/23, Golovkin on Radar

By Mesuli Zifo

AFTER shocking the boxing world by signing with South African promotion powerhouse Golden Gloves Promotion(GGP) British star Martin Murray will make his long awaited début under the promotion when he takes on Ishmael Tetteh of Ghana in a 10 rounds middleweight clash at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg on April 23.

The 31-year-old cut ties with Ricky Hatton Promotion and penned a pact with GGP despite offers from other promotion powerhouses in the world.

While details of the monetary value of the deal was not disclosed, it is believed that GGP's close ties with the camp of WBA/IBO middleweight king Gennady Golovkin played a major role in influencing Murray to find his next promotion home in Africa.

Now he will travelled to the continent for the first time when he takes on Tetteh in a warm clash before featuring in a GGP show in Monte Carlo in June.

Berman says the decision to sign Murray was not a difficult one as he was able to understand his frustration over the direction to which his career was going.

“It was not hard really because we feel that we can offer what Martin wants and this fight against Tetteh is the first of what we will do together,” Berman said.

Having lost once in 28 bouts when he was adjudged a loser to Sergio Martinez for the WBC crown in Argentina last April when he bundled Maravilla to the canvas in the eight round, Murray is considered one of the top dogs in the middleweight division which can provide several intriguing matchups.

The staunch Liverpool FC supporter, was also unfortunate not to walk away with the WBA crown when his clash against Felix Sturm was declared a draw when most ringsiders had Murray winning comfortable in Germany in 2011.

Now Murray wants to swing back to the title mix with his target set on Golovkin who is short of a marquee opponent in the division.

“We are taking one step at a time and the clash against Golovkin is also in our radar,” reasoned Berman.

Tetteh is not expected to present any danger to Murray's quest for boxing summit as he has lost 10 times and drawn twice in 41 bouts.

Tetteh's last visit to South Africa was a disastrous one when he was stopped in five rounds by Joseph Makaringe although their 2006 welterweight bout was stopped prematurely when Tetteh was fighting back with gusto.

Nicknamed “Black Roy Jones Jnr.”, a weird moniker when considering that Roy Jones is actually black, Tetteh has never won a bout outside his native Ghana where he is nothing of a hero either as he has failed to win even the national titles of his country.
However he will present Murray with an opportunity to dust the cobwebs before the Brit launches a serious bid to a world title shot.

Tags: Martin Murray image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 04-04-2014

[QUOTE=giacomino;14389659]What, so he's fighting another corpse? That should prepare him for GGG[/QUOTE] Ever seen RJJ fight? This dude fights blacker

Comment by Sparked_26 on 04-04-2014

[QUOTE=giacomino;14389659]What, so he's fighting another corpse? That should prepare him for GGG[/QUOTE] Erm....He's not fighting a corpse he is fighting the Black Roy Jones Jr! Some people are never happy.

Comment by giacomino on 04-02-2014

What, so he's fighting another corpse? That should prepare him for GGG

Comment by rey guey on 04-02-2014

actually "black roy jones jr." makes sense because in SA RJJ would be considered "colored" and not black. they may be moving away from those terms but such racial classifications aren't easy changed.

Comment by artfuL_ on 04-02-2014

Can't believe Martin Murray is cleared of his injuries and he is able to box again. That is an amazing medical breakthrough.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines Indongo Advises IBF of Injury, Lipinets Defense May Get Delayed McGregor's Manager Updates on Latest With Mayweather Fight Photo: WBC Reveals Special Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. Title Belt Peter Fury Reacts To Claims Hughie Ran From Joseph Parker Shot Anthony Joshua Fires Back at Klitschko as Tensions Begin To Rise Wilder: Parker Should Forget About May 6th, Fight Me in July Broner To Tim Bradley: Bald Head Uncle Tom, Stop Talking Crazy Mike Alvarado, Saucedo Added To Michael Conlan Chicago Card Horn's Coach Warns Pacquiao: Jeff Can Hit as Hard as Marquez! Joshua vs. Klitschko: Joe Cordina To Open Up The Show Bellew: Tyson Fury Keeps Calling Me Out, We Might Have To Dance! Showtime's Espinoza: There's One Network Committed to Boxing Vitali Klitschko Admits Wladimir's Career on The Ropes in Defeat Zambrano vs. Marrero Undercard - PBC Special Telivised Prelims Heiland Ready For Jermall Charlo Eliminator, Then Golovkin Shot Klitschko Not Ruling Out Joshua Mentally 'Crumbling Like a Cookie' Porter Questions Thurman's Commitment to Fighting Him Next Broner: Me and Terence Crawford Will Be a Future PPV Fight Anthony Joshua Vows To Stay Calm, Not Go Into Mike Tyson Mode Hearn: Quigg vs. Simion Winner Could Face Lee Selby Next David Benavidez Talks Golovkin Sparring, Medina, Yildirim, More Kevin Lerena To Face Maxim Maslov For IBO Title on August 12 Wladimir Klitschko: Hopefully I Have a Couple of Years Left in Me Bellew: Being Heavyweight Champion is a Realistic Possibility Now! Saunders on Khurtsidze: Puffed Up Danny DeVito Never Beats Me! Joshua vs. Klitschko: Who's Winning the Battle of the Preparation? Nacho Wants Chavez To Use Lara, Mayweather Tactics on Canelo Shakur Stevenson and The Making of The Next Black Superstar Vitali Klitschko Confident Wladimir Will Topple Joshua at Wembley Porter's Coach: 1000% We Can Beat Keith Thurman in Rematch! Martin Murray vs. Gabe Rosado - CompuBox Punch Stats Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto - CompuBox Punch Stats Imre Szello Stops Toth To Retain WBO Regional Belt in Hungary Pacquiao Aims To Make Statement, Prove He's Still in Top Form Breazeale Ready To Replace Fury - Fight Parker on Late Notice Broner: Somebody Tried to Kill Me, But It's OK; I’m Still Here Pacquiao: I Don't Know Much About Horn, Haven't Seen His Fights Murray on Gabe Rosado's Complaints: I Won The Fight, F*** Him! Team Parker: Hughie Fury Never Wanted To Come To New Zealand Klitschko: Joshua Wants To Be a Billionaire, Must KO Me as Promised
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement