Murray: Billy Joe Saunders Has No Respect, I Can't Trust Him

Last Saturday night in London, middleweight contender Martin Murray won a tough twelve round unanimous decision over Roberto Garcia.

Garcia was a late replacement for WBO world champion Billy Joe Saunders - who was scheduled to fight Murray on two separate dates in 2018 and withdrew from both events with claimed injuries.

Murray is not buying what Saunders is selling. He doubts there were any injuries involved.


Murray believes Saunders intentionally withdrew from the second date, to pursue fights with Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez - when the two boxers were having serious issues reaching a deal.

But they did reach a deal for September 15th at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena, and Saunders was left out in the cold.

Without an opponent in the wings, does Saunders agree to a third date with Murray? 

"He knows that the only thing I can offer him is a hard fight," Murray told the Ringside Toe 2 Toe podcast.

"He wasn't ready for it the first time, and he wasn't ready for it the second time, so does he agree to do it a third time?

"Whether he will agree and whether he will go through with it, like I said, I just can't trust him and I just don't know if that will happen. But if it is put to me and there is some type of insurance policy in place, then I would really consider taking the fight again.

"He's the world champion, he's the one who has got the belt, but he's got no respect. Fair enough I might not have a belt, but I've got the respect of people.

"People understand and appreciate the fact I will fight anybody. I've not had easy pickings, I've not been given a belt and been babysat. I've properly worked to where I've got to, and I've always been in tough fights, took the challenges."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tokon on 06-29-2018

A lot of truth in what Murray says about Saunders. But Murray is pretty much shot and was never that good, just a tough honest workmanlike fighter.

Comment by G22 on 06-29-2018

I prefer Murray to billy jo but I wouldn't pick him to win in a boxing match. Murrays time has come and gone but he was unlucky not be an unbeaten unified middleweight champ following his fights with sturm and…

Comment by AdonisCreed on 06-29-2018

This whole Martin Murray and BJS thing is starting to feel like the McGregor-Malignaggi situation!! Lol

Comment by Jonnybb on 06-29-2018

BJS is a ****ing scumbag slag. One ok win but done nothing in the sport....same as tyson fury, one win but otherwise a bum! I just wanna see them both get sparked! Wankstains.

Comment by P4Pdunny on 06-29-2018

Murray sounding like a jilted lover... Nah for real, Saunders is a good boxer but is a piece of work. Can't like the guy at all.

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