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Ricky Hatton: Murray Will Knock Sergio Martinez Out!

By Nicolas Samuilov, notifight.com

Promoter and former champion Ricky Hatton is confident that undefeated Martin Murray can pull off the upset of the year with a knockout shocker of WBC middleweight champion Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez on Saturday night at the Estadio Jose Amalfitani of Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires. Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KOs) vs. Murray (25-0-1, 11 KOs) is promoted by Sampson Boxing LLC,  Wonder Box and DiBella Entertainment.

"Martin is very confident. He knows what he has to do [in order to] leave with the title in the champion's backyard. But we are all very positive. We know the challenge, but we did not come here just to take a stroll. Sergio will have to work the full three minutes of every round. We know that Sergio defeated Matthew Macklin and Darren Barker, but I think that Martin Murray is much better than those two. He is much faster, has more freshness and has higher confidence level, since he went to Germany and had a draw with Felix Sturm. So there is no reason not to come here determined to win," Hatton said to BoxingScene.com/NotiFight.com.

"Sergio is counter-puncher, very fast, but Martin will catch him. He's young, ambitious and hungry for glory. He knows what to do. Any result will be a good result. But I imagine Martin winning before the end [of the fight], in the late rounds. It is a great challenge. I keep saying to Martin, this is what I went through in 2005. Nobody expected anything other than Kostya Tszyu beating me, but I ended up knocking him out. He has to have the same attitude. And I know he can do it. He can stop Martinez in the later rounds."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by hugh grant on 04-26-2013

Yes Murray could beat Sergio. Ive never even seen Murray fight, but knowing he is the best brit is enough for me to come to my conclusion as the best brits are always historically tough. Wasnt Randolph Turpin a brit?

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 04-26-2013

Someone tell one of the camerapeople at the bout to have a camera on Hatton during the fight so we can see his expression when Martinez k.o.'s Murray.

Comment by Jloro on 04-26-2013

[QUOTE=BoomBoomBuckner;13294748]Martin murray's barmy army, martin murray's barmy army... Come on martin knock that argie bum out......l[/QUOTE] lol "Argie bum"

Comment by BoomBoomBuckner on 04-26-2013

Martin murray's barmy army, martin murray's barmy army... Come on martin knock that argie bum out......l

Comment by ddangerous on 04-26-2013

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;13293382]I checked the Sturm-Murray compubox numbers and I was surprised to find out he threw over 1000 punches in that fight. I think he'll end up trying harder than Barker.[/QUOTE] Damn, that is impressive.

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