Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Weights From Buenos Aires: Martinez 159.4, Murray 159.6

By Jake Donovan

A massive crowd was on hand in Buenos Aires to attend Friday's weigh-in ahead of this weekend's middleweight championship between Sergio Martinez and Martin Murray.

Both fighters came in under the 160 lb. middleweight limit for Saturday's HBO-televised main event. Martinez (50-2-2, 28KO), who defends his crown for the sixth time, was a ripped and ready 159.4 lb, while the unbeaten Murray (25-0-1, 11KO) tipped the scales at 159.6 lb.

The bout marks Martinez' first fight in his native Argentina in more than 11 years. The 38-year southpaw continues to improve with age, and is coming off of a dominant points win over previously unbeaten Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last September. The moment marked Martinez' arrival as a boxing superstar; the event drew a huge crowd in Las Vegas and pulled in 600,000 pay-per-vew buys.

While Chavez Jr. drew in the crowd, the 40,000 or so that will be in attendance for Saturday's middleweight clash speaks largely to Martinez' current celebrity status in the sport and particularly at home.

Murray takes part in his second title fight, having fought to a controversial draw with Felix Sturm on the road in Germany in Dec. 2011. The traveling Brit was in line to face Chavez Jr. last June, but visa issues prevented the fight from materializing.

In the televised co-feature, Luis Abregu squares off against Antonin Decaire in a 12-round welterweight bout. Both fighters came in right at the divisional limit of 147 lb.

Both bouts will air live on HBO as part of a split-site tripleheader Saturday evening. The other leg of the show takes place in Ontario, California, where Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne collide in a heavyweight elimination bout. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board, Yahoo Boxing Ratings Panel and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bodyshot3 on 04-26-2013

Christ, has anyone else noticed what a seriously big unit Murray is for a middleweight and how properly ripped and relaxed he looks? This could get interesting, very interesting indeed.

Comment by WesleySnipes on 04-26-2013

Martinez looks a little bit flubby in the belly area...but his arms look like cannons...go Martinez...i wanna see a knockout!

Comment by ramblingalp on 04-26-2013

Luv those tripleheaders! Arreola/Stiverne should be an entertaining brawl.

Comment by ddangerous on 04-26-2013

[QUOTE=BafanaBafana;13294455][IMG]http://cdn0.sbnation.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/12205931/sergio_murray.0_standard_709.0.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/2537833/sergio.JPG[/IMG] [IMG]http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/2537841/murray.JPG[/IMG][/QUOTE] They look ready for WAR

Comment by BafanaBafana on 04-26-2013

[IMG]http://cdn0.sbnation.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/12205931/sergio_murray.0_standard_709.0.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/2537833/sergio.JPG[/IMG] [IMG]http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/2537841/murray.JPG[/IMG]

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Towell's Management Unaware of Headaches Before Tragic Bout David Price, Vincent Feigenbutz, Leon Bauer Win in Germany Dimitrenko Furious, Plans To Protest KO Loss To Joseph Parker Braehmer vs. Cleverly: CompuBox Historical Review Promoter: Going Forward, Parker Will Be One Dangerous Bastard! Tyson Fury With Cryptic Tweet of Scarface as Cocaine Mess Looms Juergen Braehmer-Nathan Cleverly: Pre-Fight Report Card WBO Contacts British Board Over Tyson Fury Cocaine Scandal Frank Warren: Can Fury Return Stronger if He Beats His Demons? Photos: Manny Pacquiao Training Hard For Jessie Vargas Clash Golovkin's Coach: Options Lacking at 168, No Reason To Move Up Cleverly Hungry To Relive The Dream of Being World Champion Parker Stops Dimitrenko In Three, Retains Mandatory Slot Frank Warren: Show in Cardiff Keeps Getting Bigger and Better Carl Froch, Johnny Nelson Split on Braehmer-Cleverly Outcome Anthony Mundine Seriously Considering a Future in Politics Joseph Parker Aims To Make a Big Statement With Dimitrenko Braehmer-Cleverly: Five Years Later, Yet Right On Time Peter Quillin Starts Rebuilding Career - With Virgil Hunter! Mikkel Kessler Expects Big Things From His Protege Khattab Joseph Parker Compares Younger Brother To 'Little Mike Tyson' Erik Ruiz Shocks Hanzel Martinez, John Vera Blasts Out Zizic Arum: De La Hoya is Like a Momma in How He Protects Canelo! Upset Alert: Dominguez Stops Payasito Hernandez In Four Petrov Batters Perez For TKO, in Line For Linares-Crolla Winner Mike Lee Drops, Outworks Chris Traietti To Grab Clear Decision Mike Towell Dies From Injuries in Knockout Loss To Dale Evans Joseph Parker's Promoter: Andy Ruiz on Board With The Fight Mauricio Herrera vs. Pablo Cesar Cano on November 18 WBO, WBA Keeping Close Eye on Tyson Fury Cocaine Scandal AIBA Developing Anti-Betting Program For Boxers Photos: Humberto Soto, Daniel Ruiz Prepared For Mexican War Klitschko's Manager: Fury is Most Unworthy Champion in History! Ed Brown, Alejandro Hernandez Ready For Respective Bouts Manny Pacquiao: No Reason To Apologize For Past Drug Use Kovalev, Bellew Backing Cleverly To Overcome Braehmer Nehomar Cermeno's Win Opens The Door For Scott Quigg Clash Peralta Leaves Cab at Home, Heads To Miami With New Coach Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Ready For War Petrov Talks Linares-Crolla, Promises Fireworks With Perez
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement