PREDICTION PAGE: Martinez or Murray?
MARTINEZ-MURRAY BOTH ON WEIGHT!
ABREGU-DECARIE BOTH 147 LBS.
SERGIO MARTINEZ VS. MARTIN MURRAY
WBC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
LUIS CARLOS ABREGU VS. ANTONIN DECARIE
VACANT WBC SILVER WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®
LIVE FROM CLUB ATLÉTICO VÉLEZ SARSFIELD
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Buenos Aires, Argentina (4/26/13) – Defending WBC Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (50-2-2, 28KO’s) and the U.K.’s undefeated WBA interim champion Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11KO’s) both weighed-in earlier today, with the champion tipping the scales at 159.4 lbs. while the challenger Murray weighed-in at 159.6 lbs.
Luis Carlos Abregu (34-1, 28KO’s) and Antonin Decarie (27-1, 8KO’s) both were also on weight for their vacant WBC Silver welterweight title match-up, with both fighters coming in at exactly 147 lbs.
All four combatants looked to be in tremendous shape as they gear up for tomorrow’s historic event.
The Championship bouts will take place at the country’s famed 50,000-seat Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina, with HBO World Championship Boxing providing live coverage starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. It marks HBO Boxing’s first-ever telecast from South America and the first time the native-Argentinean Martinez has fought at home in over 11-years.
The Martinez-Murray world championship telecast, which begins at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, will air live on HBO this Saturday night. Follow HBO Boxing news at www.hbo.com and at www.facebook.com/hboboxing. Use the hashtag #MartinezMurray to join the conversation on Twitter. For constant updates on the fight, including videos, pictures and articles, visit www.dbe1.com, www.hbo.com or www.maravillavsmurray.com.
Photo Courtesy: HBO/Will Hart