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Murray Hopes Golovkin Goes To 168 To Open Title Doors at 160

By Edward Chaykovsky

Martin Murray is back in the mix in the middleweight division, as he attempts to secure another world title shot.

In order to get in line for another opportunity, Murray must defeat game opponent Gabriel Rosado on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

Murray (34-4-1, 16 KOs) has had four world title shots in his career. He went to a draw with Felix Sturm in 2011, lost a decision to Sergio Martinez in 2013, was knocked out by Gennady Golovkin in 2015 and lost a decision in the same year to Arthur Abraham.

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Murray is in a do or die situation on Saturday. He lost a twelve round decision to George Groves, and then bounced back with a decision over late replacement Nuhu Lawal in November.

Golovkin holds four world titles, with the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBA titles around his waist. Murray, after taking a beating and suffering his first stoppage loss at the hands of Golovkin, is not exactly looking to have a second go with him. He's hoping Golovkin heads to 168 to open up some titles opportunities.

 "I still feel that I can become a world champion and beating a class fighter like Rosado on a big show that I am still well capable of landing a belt," Murray said to Nick Parkinson.

"I know that I still have a world title in me. Middleweight was all tied up with Golovkin but super-middleweight was more so I moved up. Having gone up there and fought the best up there, they are big guys and I feel that I am better placed at middleweight. Golovkin still has all the belts but he might have to move up to get the fights he wants and that could open things up once more.

"People have always written me off. I've moved to super-middleweight, I thought I should have won the title against Abraham. Against Groves, I was far from my best but I left it all in the ring and nearly spun it on its head late on and that was me at only 60 percent."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Zaryu on 04-21-2017

[QUOTE=Adamjr91;17608487]Murray has self belief. He fought Golovkin in a phone box and lost. I would claim Murray to be a mad man if i saw him being quoted as chasing a rematch with Golovkin. His honesty is a breath of…

Comment by larry spence on 04-21-2017

Dude thinks beating Rosado will prove something..EVERYONE beats Rosado

Comment by .!WAR MIKEY! on 04-21-2017

lmfao should never say that [COLOR="Black"]s[/COLOR]hit. Rosado gonan **** him up anyways.

Comment by Adamjr91 on 04-21-2017

[QUOTE=Zaryu;17608320]Am I the only with a problem with this mentality? The guy seems to have no self belief or desire to be the best at 160, he just wants to grab a title so he can call himself a champion[/QUOTE]…

Comment by alexguiness on 04-21-2017

I like Murray, he is a solid MW and a nice, humble guy. It is a shame he was robbed twice for a World Title, but I think that ship has now sailed.

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