Murray: I Don't Think Anybody at 160 Will Beat Golovkin

Martin Murray has not lost hope that he will win a world championship despite his stoppage defeat to Gennady Golovkin.

The St Helens fighter was halted after 11 bruising rounds challenging for Golovkin’s WBA super world middleweight title in Monaco last weekend.

But Murray hasn’t lost hope that he can eventually claim world honours.

“It was a great learning fight for me and I’d more hopeful than ever that I’m going to be world champion,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.

“I’m 32 but I only turned professional late so I’ve got plenty of time yet. That was my first real war in 32 fights so there’s plenty of fights left in me.

“I came up against the best and I know I can become world champion. Hopefully another shot will come up.”

Murray concedes that Golovkin, who is undefeated in 32 bouts with 29 knockouts, is worthy of his fearsome reputation.

“He’s definitely a future pound-for-pound king,” he continued.

“I don’t think there’s anybody at middleweight who will beat him. He might come up against tougher fights if he moves up in weight but I believe I was his toughest fight at middleweight. He obviously proved he was better than me on Saturday.

“The fight was tough but I gave it my all and there wasn’t much else I can do. I can accept the defeat, I was beaten by the better man. I’ve got to move on with my career now.

“It was tough but we expected that. We knew I would have to go through some pain and that’s what we had to do.

“But even though it was that tough we did think we were going to win and that’s why we were there until the referee pulled us out.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Nomadic on 02-26-2015

He has reached his end at 160lbs, Cotto's belt is just a trinket.

Comment by Boxing Goat on 02-26-2015

Golovkin demonstrated how you beat the respect out of somebody.

Comment by Tony Trick-Pony on 02-26-2015

Oh I agree. No one beats him at 160. He has great power and lots of skills, but one thing I have noticed is a horrendous mean streak. He's getting you out of there one way or another.

Comment by NapalmKnuckles on 02-26-2015

[QUOTE=daggum;15418547]if they wanted to see that they can just watch the margarito or pac fights.[/QUOTE] [IMG][/IMG]

Comment by SeekDaGreat on 02-26-2015

[QUOTE=daggum;15418547]if they wanted to see that they can just watch the margarito or pac fights.[/QUOTE] In Cotto's defense, the Margarito fights were not one sided beat downs. Cotto [I]was[/I] winning fight 1, and won fight two.

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