Martin Murray Beats Spada in Seven, Golovkin Next?

By Alexey Sukachev

Salle des etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco - WBC #1, IBF #3 and TBRB #4 middleweight Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) got an unsatisfying unanimous technical decision over Italian veteran Domenico Spada (39-6, 19 KOs) in seven rounds to retain his WBC Silver title.

Murray, 32, was a better fighter than Spada, 34, but the Italian remained competitive. He looked for his chance in close quarters but Murray move well in and out of danger, landed some telling blows, and he also cut Spada on his right eye. The cut was found to be too severe for Spada to continue by referee Daniel Van de Viele midst into the seventh round.

It was ruled that the cut was induced by an accidental headbutt, allowing the fight to go to the scorecards.

Final scores were quite confusing for a fight without knockdowns or deducted points: 67-66, 69-67, and 68-63 - for Murray. Official time of stoppage was 1:18 of the seventh round.

Murray now moves in position for a possible fight with WBA/IBO/WBC interim-champion Gennady Golovkin in February.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by theface07 on 10-27-2014

And to think there are people who actually believe Murray would be a real test for Golovkin. It's just another UK M.M. for G.G.G. to destroy. Where's that clown that said GGG was ducking Murray?

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 10-26-2014

GGG was seated in the crowd watching his next victim. Ha! Ha!

Comment by nycsmooth on 10-26-2014

I'd lke 2c the score cards..the numbers don't jive, especially the last 1 showing a 63, & w/no points deducted or knockdowns...

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 10-25-2014

[QUOTE=Goodboykilla;15051344][B]Murray don't want none. But he will probly take it [/B]and get his ass beat within 5. Just another victim in the GGG era. WAR GGG[/QUOTE] Herp de derpity derp

Comment by Goodboykilla on 10-25-2014

Murray don't want none. But he will probly take it and get his ass beat within 5. Just another victim in the GGG era. WAR GGG

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