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Martin Murray Grabs WBC Gold, Dominates Bursak

By Alexey Sukachev

Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco - Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KOs) of St. Helens, England, proved his claim of being one of the best European middleweights with a dominant tactical win over tough Ukrainian pressure fighter Max Bursak (29-3-1, 12 KOs), a former European champion.

Murray was in full control of the fight against WBA #7 Bursak. Not having a great punch to go with, Bursak tried to stalk Murray anyway but for no good reason. He was pinned with the jab of the Brit, and also clinched to match on the inside. Murray also displayed great finesse and tremendous footwork to continuously befuddle his slower opponent. Size disadvantage also didn't help Bursak's case. When he tried to get on the inside, he was ordered somewhat strong diet of hard jabs and counter punches, most of them landing flush on his chin. He did some damage in the mid rounds but it wasn't enough to hurt Murray, who finished this contest very strong and in commanding fashion.

Murray easily won a majority of the rounds with his precision punching, sharp jab and great footwork, getting 119-109 scorecards from both Daniel van de Viele and his wife Olena Pobyvailo (both representing Belgium) and a bit closer 117-112 score from Esa Lehtosaari (Finland). BoxingScene had it 118-110 - for WBC #2, IBF #3 and WBO #13 former two-time world-title challenger, who now holds the WBC Silver middleweight title. Meanwhile, Bursak has lost his second straight this year, his first loss coming also in Monaco - against Jarrod Fletcher in February.

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Also, Frenchman Doudou Ngumbu (33-5, 12 KOs) scored a unanimous decision win over South African Johnny Muller (16-4-2, 12 KOs) over ten rounds in a non-televised undercard.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by soul_survivor on 06-22-2014

[QUOTE=Koba-Grozny;14682926]Murray has seemed look OK at the highest level but has also been somewhat fortunate - he was lucky to get the Draw against Sturm (possibly as a result of the Macklin robbery backlash), and lucky to be chosen by…

Comment by hamada44 on 06-21-2014

Murray was never gonna beat martinez in Argentina. That was ment to be a homecoming just like herrera got jobbed against DSG.

Comment by yoshik on 06-21-2014

[quote=mdpopescu;14683034]... Which makes golovkin a nobody. Good.[/quote] dumbest fkn comment i have seen in weeks.

Comment by Hougigo on 06-21-2014

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;14683034]... Which makes Golovkin a nobody. Good.[/QUOTE] Yup, sure thing

Comment by SeekDaGreat on 06-21-2014

Martin Murray is no joke. He's a good fighter.

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