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Martin Murray: Canelo Cheated, GGG Rematch Should Not Be On

Middleweight contender Martin Murray is not pleased that Canelo Alvarez received what the British boxer feels was a slap on the wrist for a pair of drug tests that came up positive for the banned substance clenbuterol back in February.

Canelo was forced to withdrew from a planned May 5th rematch with IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. And then he received a six month retroactive suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Canelo is capable of fighting by August 17th - and he already finalized a deal to fight Golovkin in their rematch on September 15th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Canelo has maintained from the start of the controversy, that his positive tests were a direct result of ingesting contaminated meat while training in Mexico.

Murray, who was knocked out by Golovkin several years ago, is not completely sold on Canelo's explanation. 

In the opinion of Murray, Canelo should have received a much stiffer punishment and the rematch should not be going forward.

"All the drugs sh*t that’s gone on, it’s all a load of bollocks. The fight shouldn’t be happening, I don’t think. If you’re a drugs cheat, you should be banned for life. The fact that he got a six month ban and he’s fighting in September, I understand it’s politics, it’s a business, but I don’t think the fight should go ahead,” Murray said to Boxing News.

Murray is picking Golovkin to win the rematch, and strongly feels GGG should have been the winner in September 2017 when the two rivals fought to a twelve round draw - but he admits that the unified champion is no spring chicken and lately he's been showing signs of age.

“[Golovkin] has not looked himself of late. He’s fought in the meantime, he’s had another camp. They’re the camps that do you. It’s not the fight. It’s the camps that do you,” Murray said.

“He’s had another camp, he’s another fight so he’s that bit more battleworn. So I think it would favour Canelo definitely. Not fair at all. But that’s the sport we’re involved in.”

 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by budfr on 06-23-2018

[QUOTE=GlassJoey;18882020]I feel sorry for Murray because lesser boxers have won world titles, he’s been robbed by the scorecards a few times and now his final payday has been taken by BJS. I hope Canelo fights him after GGG and gives…

Comment by budfr on 06-23-2018

Who cares what that jerkoff says ??? Hope Golden Boy never promotes him, a couple of weeks ago he was vocal against Saunders. He is a tomato can anyway.

Comment by trueblood on 06-22-2018

Murray beat Sturm in Germany--Got Robbed-- Murray beat Martinez up & if it were 15 rounds would have knocked him out! BJ Saunders...He got out of that fight.. Yes for GGG but he was in for a fight with Murray…

Comment by GlassJoey on 06-22-2018

I feel sorry for Murray because lesser boxers have won world titles, he’s been robbed by the scorecards a few times and now his final payday has been taken by BJS. I hope Canelo fights him after GGG and gives…

Comment by Zaroku on 06-22-2018

Murray is more than ready to take an azz whopping for a big pay day. Murray belongs in a pub, serving pints, and keeping his customers entertained.

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