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Ricky Hatton: Martin Murray Should Be Middleweight Champ

Ricky Hatton says he cannot understand how Martin Murray didn't emerge victorious against Sergio Martinez at the weekend.

Murray blocked most of the Argentinian's southpaw's best punches in the early rounds before taking over the second half of the contest in front of more than 40,000 fans in Buenos Aires.

The Englishman scored a knockdown in the eighth round and had the Martinez over again in the tenth only to see it ruled a slip.

Despite this, and punch stats leaning in Murray's favour, all three judges posted scores of 115-112 for the home boxer.

"I think Martin should be the middleweight champion of the world," stated a dejected Hatton, Murray's promoter. "It was a good competitive fight but there was only one winner for me.

"When you go into the lion's den you have to rip the title from the champion and although he couldn't finish as strong as he we would have liked, Martin was the aggressor. He also scored a knockdown and it should have been two in my opinion.

"I think if one good thing did come out of the fight, it's that we now know that Martin is the best middleweight in Britain as his performance against Martinez eclipsed Macklin and Barker's by a long a way."

Another Hatton Promotions star, Gary Buckland, is flying home from South America disappointed as his WBC International Silver super-featherweight title fight Fernando David Saucedo was cancelled at the last minute.

A number of fans stormed the ring following the Martinez-Murray bout, rendering it unfit to host another fight.
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by turkas on 05-03-2013

[QUOTE=thuggery x;13320874]Close fight,very close fight[/QUOTE] This exactly. Could have seen it gone either way.

Comment by MarcianoFan on 05-03-2013

[QUOTE=Zelong Dong;13320865]Whatever you say brah. It's already official anyway[/QUOTE] So are Casamayor-Santa Cruz and Foreman-Briggs.

Comment by Zelong Dong on 05-03-2013

[QUOTE=MarcianoFan;13320009]I must not watch enough boxing. I had some weird idea that clean effective punching had something to do with the way a fight is scored. Didn't realize it was all about activity and which guy is the Champion. Please…

Comment by MarcianoFan on 05-03-2013

[QUOTE=Zelong Dong;13319930]Murray had to do more to take the title from the champ. It's not Sergio's fault they gave him the decision, no reason to look down on him[/QUOTE] I must not watch enough boxing. I had some weird idea…

Comment by mathed on 05-03-2013

I had it one point for Sergio or thought a draw would have been honorable. Had it even going into the final 2 rounds and gave them both to Sergio. Figured that one of the close rounds I gave to…

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