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Roberto Garcia Willing To Replace Saunders, Face Martin Murray

Martin Murray is one very upset fighter.

Murray was scheduled to fight for the WBO Middleweight Championship at the O2 Arena in London, England on June 23, but champion Billy Joe Saunders has pulled out of the fight because of an injury for a second time.

WBC Silver Middleweight Champion Roberto Garcia has just the cure for the upset Murray.

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“I’m not like Saunders,” said Garcia.  “I’m not afraid of Murray.  I’m willing to risk my title and come to London to fight Murray before his hometown fans.   Let’s get it on!”

Saunders postponed the originally scheduled April 14th fight with Murray because of a alleged hand injury.  Now he is pulling out of the June fight because of an alleged hamstring injury.

“My manager, Lee Holliday, informed me today that my promoter, Don King, has reached out to Warren’s team about making this fight.  I have a “have Belt and will Travel” attitude and ready to back it up tomorrow if necessary.

“No more whining about Billy Joe and his excuses.  If you want to fight on June 23, then put up or shut up.  If not, then you are just Billy Joe with different excuses.”

IN OTHER NEWS: Another exciting battle between well-regarded prospects has been added to the un-televised undercard of Salita Promotions’ “Shields vs. Gabriels” event on Friday, June 22, at the Masonic Temple in Detroit.
 
In a classic “bull vs. matador” match-up, Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Nicholas “King Beamen” Givhan (21-1-1, 11 KOs) will face undefeated Bakhtiyar “Bakha Bullet” Eyubov (13-0, 11 KOs), from Aktjubinsk, Kazakhstan, over 10 exciting super-lightweight rounds.
 
A six-year pro, Nicholas Givhan has had mixed results, thus far, against stronger opposition. He fought to a draw with France’s 8-1 Freddy Durand in August 2015 and suffered his lone setback against undefeated top contender Ivan Baranchyk in March 2016. Givhan has won five straight fights since then and was last seen scoring a unanimous decision over rugged veteran Agustin Cicero last February. Givhan is a smooth boxer with good instincts in the ring. The 32-year-old stands 5’ 9” and has a 68” reach.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JcLazyX210 on 06-06-2018

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;18835669]Sh^t did anyone wanna see BJS vs Murray? Who the eff wants to see Murray vs Garcia???[/QUOTE] Nobody asked for none of these tune up / stay busy fights . That's why they can't sale these tickets. Keep it…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 06-06-2018

Sh^t did anyone wanna see BJS vs Murray? Who the eff wants to see Murray vs Garcia???

Comment by The Smash on 06-06-2018

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;18835386]Apparently theyve sold 2,000 tickets out of 20,000, before refunds. Yarde vs TBA headlining, cant be much more than £50 for a stand in.[/QUOTE] People don't trust Frank Warren, and I don't blame them.

Comment by Randall Cunning on 06-06-2018

[QUOTE=Mammoth;18835372]Murray deserves better[/QUOTE] Apparently theyve sold 2,000 tickets out of 20,000, before refunds. Yarde vs TBA headlining, cant be much more than £50 for a stand in.

Comment by Mammoth on 06-06-2018

Murray deserves better

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