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Sergio Martinez Faces Martin Murray on 4/27 in Argentina

By Rick Reeno

WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28KOs), and his adviser Sampson Lewkowicz, have confirmed that WBA interim-beltholder Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KOs) will be the opponent on April 27th in Argentina. HBO will televise.

Martinez, in his second reign as WBC champion, will make the first defense of the title he captured from Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on September 15th in Las Vegas. Murray, who fought to controversial draw with Felix Sturm last December, easily dispatched previously unbeaten Jorge Navarro on November 24th.

The two potential stadium venues include Monumental de River and Estadio Único de La Plata. Martinez wants to have at least 40,000 or more fans in attendence. He made a personal promise to Cristina Kirchner, the President of Argentina, to put on a five star performance.

"Martin Murray is a very tough opponent. Nobody has ever beaten him. He is not scared to fight Martinez in Argentina. He went to Germany to fight Felix Sturm to a draw, but everybody thought Murray won the fight. He is not an easy opponent, but Martinez did not want an easy opponent for his first defense in Argentina," Lewkowicz told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 11-30-2012

I'm fine with this fight. I wish it would be Serg/Floyd next though instead of Serg/Chavez II though.

Comment by rey guey on 11-30-2012

[QUOTE=DoktorSleepless;12752512]I remember reading the the NBC Sports shows have gotten 400-500k ratings. That's pretty decent. Not that different from ESPN FNF ratings. Plus Kathy Duva is a great promoter. She knows how to get butts in seats, which is what…

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 11-30-2012

[QUOTE=rey guey;12752490]more people watch Telemundo than NBC Sports, you can bet on that. I wouldn't call Rosado a top contender at 154 he's barely in the top 10, top 15 at best. all I'm saying is if you're going to…

Comment by rey guey on 11-30-2012

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;12752477]No NBC sports is not like Telemundo LMAO. Whittaker was highly ranked by the IBF, it was an eliminator. Soto Karass is a punching bag but he pushed Maidana to the brink lol and Powell was on a 2 fight…

Comment by rey guey on 11-30-2012

[QUOTE=BafanaBafana;12752453]Wasn't Carlos Molina calling him out too? And according to this article Pirog has recovered from his injury and he and his management want GGG as well... [url]http://en.tengrinews.kz/sport/Boxing-Kazakhstans-Golovkin-might-become-Pirogs-next-rival-14790/[/url][/QUOTE] that'd be a good fight. plenty of guys want to fight Golovkin…

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