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Martinez at 170.6 Pounds, Murray at 170 as of March 28

by David P. Greisman

Sergio Martinez and Martin Murray both had a little less than a month to lose about 10 pounds for their April 27 middleweight championship fight in Buenos Aires, Argentina, according to figures provided by World Boxing Council official William Boodhoo.

Martinez came in at 77.4 kilograms, or about 170.6 pounds, on March 28, a figure certified by Don Antonio Martín Galán of the Federación Española de Boxeo, according to the WBC. Murray, meanwhile, came in at 12 stone and 2 pounds, or 170 pounds, on March 28; that figure was certified by a British Boxing Board of Control inspector.

The maximum either fighter could have been is 176 pounds, which they were well within. The WBC’s 30-day weigh-in requires fighters to be within 10 percent of what they must be when they step on the scales. Martinez and Murray had their weights certified 30 days before their bout and 29 days before their final weigh-in.

Martinez, 38, last fought in December, when he survived a final-round knockdown to win an otherwise wide unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. That victory brought his record to 50-2-2 with 28 knockouts.

Murray, 30, is coming off a sixth-round stoppage of Jorge Navarro last November. That win improved his record to 25-0-1 with 11 knockouts.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by opotemo on 04-03-2013

[QUOTE=Good Boy;13208567]i dont know of any fighters walking around at the weight they fight at. its too difficult with touring and promotion to always be in the gym, totally different from the amateurs[/QUOTE] I know fighters who do although most…

Comment by Good Boy on 04-03-2013

i dont know of any fighters walking around at the weight they fight at. its too difficult with touring and promotion to always be in the gym, totally different from the amateurs

Comment by IronDanHamza on 04-03-2013

[QUOTE=BafanaBafana;13207000]Source please? And I want an official commission approved weight (like Sergio's 170 against Murray) not some BS quote from Froch or his promoter/manager.[/QUOTE] You want an official commission approved walk around weight? How do I go about getting one…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 04-03-2013

[QUOTE=BafanaBafana;13206963]They took their weights on March 28 and their fighting April 27... you think that's less than a month from their fight? March 28, 29, 30, 31, April 1, 2... 26, 27. And if you knew anything about boxing you'd…

Comment by Red-Cyclone on 04-03-2013

[QUOTE=mathed;13206410]Bradley was at 167 a month out from his fight but I don't think he should be fighting at 168 though.[/QUOTE] Agreed... Bradley should infact be fighting at heavyweight.

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