WBC 7-DAY WEIGH-IN RESULTS GOLOVKIN 163, MURRAY 165

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WBC 7-DAY WEIGH-IN RESULTS GOLOVKIN 163, MURRAY 165

Monte-Carlo (February 14, 2015) Seven days out from their highly anticipated World Middleweight Championship, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN and MARTIN MURRAY have both weighed in within the World Boxing Council’s (‘WBC’) required limits heading into their February 21 clash in Monte-Carlo.

From his training camp in Big Bear Lake, California, Golovkin, the WBA/IBO and WBC ‘Interim’ Middleweight Champion weighed in at 163lbs. while top rated challenger Murray hit the scale at 165lbs. on Saturday morning in Johannesburg, South Africa.

For middleweight world title fights, the WBC mandates that fighters must be no more than 168lbs. seven days prior to the fight.

GOLOVKIN vs. MURRAY is presented by Golden Gloves of South Africa, K2 Promotions, GGG Promotions, Expo 2017 and Tsesnabank, Casino de Monte Carlo along with Monte Carlo SBM.

The fight from the Salle des Etoiles in Monte-Carlo will be telecast worldwide including Live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 5:45 p.m. ET/PT in the United States.

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-stormcentre :

For all of those tired of the MayPac circus here is a (fight that's a) pleasant distraction. Murray, for what it's worth, looks and is saying all the right things that could make you think that not only is he genuinely there to win - but that he will still uphold that attitude after both, one or two rounds, and he's had a taste of 3G's gloves. As for Golovkin, well, we all know what he will or intends to do. Will he still be able do it with the same ease after Martin lands; or will it not matter either way with 3G - as is usually the case? Sanchez has laid the plans out bare already . . .
->http://www.thesweetscience.com/forums/showthread.php?19812-Golovkin-Trainer-Sanchez-Predicts-How-GGG-Will-Break-Down-Murray&p=76141&viewfull=1#post76141


-Chris L :

People don't seem to be giving Murray much hope, but I wouldn't be surprised if he gives GGG some problems (or at least takes him the distance). He's been on the bad end of two questionable decisions when he must have felt he should have won. He's going to be coming into this hungry, probably knowing he won't get another shot at a title if he loses in devastating fashion. He's a legitimate middleweight, he's sturdy, he knows this is his time to put on a show.


-The Commish :

People don't seem to be giving Murray much hope, but I wouldn't be surprised if he gives GGG some problems (or at least takes him the distance). He's been on the bad end of two questionable decisions when he must have felt he should have won. He's going to be coming into this hungry, probably knowing he won't get another shot at a title if he loses in devastating fashion. He's a legitimate middleweight, he's sturdy, he knows this is his time to put on a show.
This could well be a very interesting fight. However, if GGG is as good as I think he is, he will prevail no matter what Murray brings into the ring. There will be no shame for Murray if he loses, even by stoppage. The chances are, anybody else who steps into the ring at 160 pounds to face GGG will leave with a loss on his record. -Randy G.


-deepwater2 :

Murray is a top guy. Part of me wants this fight to go the distance because it will help GGG and the other part of me wants a brutal mid fight knockout. GGG is in tough lets see how he deals with it. I love box.


-Froggy :

I would kind of like the fight to go the distance also Deep, it would be nice to see how GGG's stamina is ! I think Murray is good enough and tough enough to make it go the distance, but I am not sure he hits hard enough to discourage GGG ! Looking forward to watching it either way !


-stormcentre :

There's no doubt that Murray is really good, tough, and durable. I reckon he will hold up for a while. Murray fought Strum (remember; the guy that unofficially beat Oscar before Hopkins) quite nicely and (as we all know) that decision could have gone either way. O just don't know what's going to happen when he tastes the power and punching technique of Golovkin. Those awkward looking supinated hooks with a wide initial - but then decreasing radius behind the glove and to the temple; as the torque is adjusted/increased, are what's doing the damage. You cant get standard hooks in like that and retain power, at the distance they're launched. There's a reason 3G doesn't mind standing in front of guys and looking rather vulnerable and kind of goofy to get them in.


-amayseng :

CANT WAIT GGG by destruction


-King Beef :

Just another GGG victim.


-stormcentre :

I like Murray's attitude going into this fight though. I also like his "I don't give a truck about Golovkin demeanour". I see him as an English version of Proska for 3G (not same fighting style, but slightly better and possibly tougher); challenge-wise. Martin looks the business and I love that deep knowledgeable and kind of "don't worry about me I know what I'm doing" look and style he has with his words. Gotta give the guy props for taking Strum on relatively short notice (in terms of how many fights he had to prepare him for Felix and a fight of that magnitude) and putting in such a good effort too. Big up for going to South Africa and sweating it out there too in high altitude. I love fighters that take the game seriously and also realise where some of their opponents advantages come from. I really want Murray to put up a good show, get Gennady going backwards, show some defence, and/or set 3G up for a counter on some of those power/pot shots 3G throws in. Big props to Martin Murray. This kind of guy will make for a great fight.


-The Commish :

I like Murray's attitude going into this fight though. I also like his "I don't give a truck about Golovkin demeanour". I see him as an English version of Proska for 3G (not same fighting style, but slightly better and possibly tougher); challenge-wise. Martin looks the business and I love that deep knowledgeable and kind of "don't worry about me I know what I'm doing" look and style he has with his words. Gotta give the guy props for taking Strum on relatively short notice (in terms of how many fights he had to prepare him for Felix and a fight of that magnitude) and putting in such a good effort too. Big up for going to South Africa and sweating it out there too in high altitude. I love fighters that take the game seriously and also realise where some of their opponents advantages come from. I really want Murray to put up a good show, get Gennady going backwards, show some defence, and/or set 3G up for a counter on some of those power/pot shots 3G throws in. Big props to Martin Murray. This kind of guy will make for a great fight.
I absolutely believe that Murray's attitude and intense preparation for GGG will lead to a terrific fight. I feel that Murray is such a quality challenger that, if GGG beats him with ease, I have no problem putting him at the top of the Pound-for-Pound Ratings. Currently, that slot is held by $$$May. What has he done lately to show us he's PxP Champ? We all know what he hasn't done. _Randy G.