Gennady Golovkin Vs Martin Murray – Preview and Prediction

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Gennady Golovkin Vs Martin Murray

Preview, Prediction and Betting Tip.

Martin Murray goes in against one of the sports pound for pound biggest hitters Gennady Golovkin as he looks to become a world champion at his 3rd attempt

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THE STORY ON – GENNADY GOLOVKIN

From humble beginnings in Kazakhstan Gennady Golovkin started his journey in the fight game as a young boy on the streets where he would be encouraged to fight by his older brothers.

Following the deaths of two of his brothers in war conflict Golovkin used this tragedy as motivation to continue fighting and went on to learn his trade in a boxing ring. Golovkin would go on to have a glittering amateur career winning a world amateur boxing championship and silver medal in the Olympics.

In 2006 and at the age of 24 Golovkin would begin his journey in the professional ranks, 31 fights and 28 KO’s later Golovkin has earned the reputation as one of the most dangerous men in the sport.

While hittable Golovkin has shown an excellent ability to cut off the ring and throw calculating combinations from freaky angles, and with a 90% knockout ratio he is currently one of the biggest punchers pound for pound in the sport, these combinations make him an elite fighter.

However he is vastly avoided and as such is yet to be really tested by an elite opponent, Martin Murray probably represents Golovkins biggest test to date.

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THE STORY ON – MARTIN MURRAY

Martin Murray is very unfortunate not to be able to call himself a world champion already, in close fights with Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez, Murray was on the back end of home decisions in fights he could put forward a strong case for winning. What is more unfortunate on his 3rd attempt to become a world champion he has to go in with a man like Gennady Golovkin.

Murray began his professional career in 2007, a year later he would win Prizefighter in 2008 to announce his arrival on the domestic scene, he would then go on to extend his record to 23-0 scooping up Commonwealth and British titles before getting his first world title shot against Felix Sturm, a fight which was declared a split draw.

Murray is astute defensively and commands the ring well, while not the biggest puncher he has a sharp jab and is accurate with his combinations, he has also shown a solid chin, the problem for Murray is Golovkin while hittable has also shown a decent chin and a willingness to take one to land one, Murray may not have the power to keep him modest.

THE STATISTICS

 

PREDICTION – Golovkin TKO9 

I just don’t see how Martin Murray beats Gennady Golovkin this weekend, Murray is a relatively slow starter in fights and the danger is he could get blown out early if he does that this weekend.

However Murray has shown plenty of toughness and he is one of the better defensive boxers Golovkin has faced. While I can’t see him beating Golovkin he may take him rounds as Golovkin patiently breaks Murray down.

At 1/8 a Golovkin KO/TKO while likely, isn’t bettable for me, it’s just to short, we need to dip into the round group betting which in all honestly is still pretty short going.

I expect a Golovkin KO/TKO win this weekend but at 7/1 for him to go the distance and win by decision, it looks like it carries some value.

BETTING TIP

£10 on Gennady Golovkin by decision 7/1 Bet365