Murray's Trainer Believes His Man Can Derail Golovkin-Saunders

Jamie Moore, who trains Martin Murray, believes too many people are overlooking his fighter's abilities.

Murray will challenge WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders on June 23rd at the O2 Arena in London.

The contest was first set for April 14, but then it was pushed back after Saunders withdrew with a hand injury from training camp.


Murray (36-4-1, 17 KOs) is a big underdog in the contest.

He's won three bouts in a row since losing a one-sided decision to current WBA super middleweight champion George Groves in June of 2016.

He's fought for a world title on four different occasions and lost. This is likely his final opportunity to claim some gold.

“He is desperate to win a world title,” Moore told Danny Flexon of Seconds Out in a video interview.

“I think when you’re in that position where you’ve got the opportunity, you’re still fresh enough and young enough to do it and you’ve got all that experience from those other opportunities, he is a desperate man."

Saunders and his team are already looking ahead, to a potential fall unification with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC champion Gennady Golovkin.

But Moore feels confident that his man is capable of upsetting those plans.

“By no stretch of the imagination do I think it’s gonna be easy. I think Bill understands that – and I think they’ve taken the fight, for that reason. They are wanting Golovkin, understandably, and I think they think: ‘We can get Martin Murray, he’ll push us hard, he’ll give us a good 12 rounds and that will set us up nicely’ for if they can get the Golovkin fight in September, so it makes sense from their point of view," Moore said.

“But Martin Murray is gonna put a spanner in the works.”

Saunders last fought in December 2017, when he traveled across the ocean to dominat former IBF world champion David Lemieux before his hometown crowd in Canada.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by robbyheartbaby on 05-17-2018

Sorry I had Rosado winning his fight with Murray, I expect a clinic from Saunders and a wide UD.

Comment by tonysoprano on 05-17-2018

Completely worthless fight. Not even worth watching this *****.

Comment by Shadoww702 on 05-17-2018

Murray the Buffalo Bill's of Boxing. Gonna be 0-5 now in championship fights....

Comment by GlassJoey on 05-17-2018

I’m completely expecting Murray to be too old to do anything other than make Saunders look like Prince Nas but he was really unlucky with his early world title shots and, with a bit of juicing, I think he could…

Comment by Groovies90 on 05-17-2018

this scrub couldnt even beat rosado stfu

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