Martin Murray Hopes To Face Daniel Jacobs Next

Middleweight contender Martin Murray (36-4-1, 17 KOs) is hoping to fight former champion Daniel Jacobs (33-2, 29 KOs) in the New Year.

The two fighters are now promotional stablemates with Jacobs recently signing up Eddie Hearn as part of his Matchroom USA venture.

Jacobs was in action this past weekend, and picked up one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Luis Arias at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

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Murray is riding a three fight win streak since suffering a twelve round decision loss to current WBA super middleweight champion George Groves in June of 2016.

Following that loss, Murray has been bouncing between middleweight and 168-pounds. He took a middleweight fight back in April against Gabe Rosado and won a twelve round decision. 

Jacobs and Murray have a common opponent in WBA, IBO, WBC, IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. Murray was stopped by Golovkin in eleven rounds back in February 2015. It remains as the only stoppage defeat of Murray's career. At the time, Murray had given Golovkin the longest fight of his career.

Jacobs snapped Murray's achievement back in March, when he went the full twelve round distance with Golovkin and lost a close unanimous decision.

"I really rate Jacobs, he is up there with the best middles in world, as he proved against Golovkin," Murray told Sky Sports. "I didn't think he beat 'GGG' but he definitely showed how good he is.

"What I liked most about that performance was how disciplined he was and his corner in particular were amazing. I would love to fight Jacobs, we've already fought in the amateurs and you know I've never dodged a fight.

 "You've got that Matchroom link, so you'd think it's an easy fight to make. I know I'm in the final stages of my career so all I can do is just keep ticking over and wait for the call. I'll be making sure I'm ready for a big fight even at short notice."


User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 285Kid on 11-14-2017

[QUOTE=Mirus;18209099]Jacobs will win Murray. It is not interesting fight. Jacobs vs Canelo, or Charlo, or Saunders are interesting.[/QUOTE] Like I was saying Jacobs , Charlo, Andrade, Derevyanchenko, and Murata better fight each other because Cenalo, GGG, BJS and Lemieux will…

Comment by Mammoth on 11-14-2017

Murray vs Andrade or Derevyanchenko

Comment by Graz on 11-14-2017

[QUOTE=Satir;18208754]at least he's better then Quillin and Arias[/QUOTE] Exactly. I hadn’t thought of Murray but that fight makes a lot of sense. Murray is a tough guy who might give Jacobs some competition. It’s a good fight.

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 11-14-2017

Murray will get retired against Jacobs 100%

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 11-14-2017

[QUOTE=Tom Cruise;18209453]It really would be, SR. Murray is done, and he wasnt anything more than a middling contender in the first place. Jacobs should be firmly focussed on winner of Lemieux vs Saunders or if Canelo vs GGG falls apart,…

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