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Golovkin Eyes Martin Murray Defense on November 2nd

Gennady Golovkin wants to defend his WBA middlewight title against Martin Murray.

The unbeaten Kazakh underlined his credentials as a superstar in the making with a three-round destruction of Matthew Macklin at the weekend.

And, according to his manager, next on the agenda is another Briton in the shape of St Helens man Murray, whose latest world title bid ended in a disputed points loss to Sergio Martinez in Argentina in April.

"Gennady has already said that he wants to fight Martin Murray next," manager Oleg Hermann told WorldBoxingNews.net

"The problem is, we are told that Martin has big problems with his United States visa and cannot go to America.

"If he can get his visa and wants this fight, we have a date on November 2 and we can make this big fight happen at Madison Square Garden.

"As yet, we have had no answers back from Murray or his team on this matter."

Murray, who spent time in prison when he was younger, saw a Texas fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr fall through last year because of visa problems.

The 30-year-old, who drew with Felix Sturm in his other contest at world level, subsequently lost his unbeaten record to Martinez despite flooring the WBC champion in the eighth round.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 07-04-2013

Murray is about the best realistic option , he appears more of a ordinary boxer who clearly lost to Sturm and was made to look better than he probably is against Martinez but he should give it a go might…

Comment by LAPete on 07-04-2013

[QUOTE=BoomBoomBuckner;13528526]Martin will fight a Klitschko if the money is right, GGG needs testing was horse steroids before the fight, the man hits too hard to be natural ability and power..[/QUOTE] Oh boy...here we go again with the juicing accusations. :chairshot

Comment by teddycanyon on 07-04-2013

[QUOTE=rasdun;13528913]Id way rather see him fight the winner of Barker vs. Geale. Murray would be a decent fight, but there's no doubt tht Geale is #3 behind Martinez and Golovkin - esp considering he beat Sylvester for ibf title and…

Comment by KickAzz on 07-04-2013

if GGG KOs Murray, Martinez will be vacating 160 for 154

Comment by HeroBando on 07-03-2013

[QUOTE=Em1;13529203]MM the guy who stood in a shell while SM had to make the whole fight? I just saw that garbage. It's called Macklin vs GGG. Not surprised though. HBO hype machine in full blast. That way max can go…

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