Berman: GGG will be ringside for Murray, February Monaco fight is possible
Golden Gloves promoter Rodney Berman has exclusively told WBN that a huge middleweight clash between Gennady Golovkin and Martin Murray is on the cards for 2015.
Berman will be in Monte Carlo this weekend to oversee Murray’s WBC silver title defence against Domenico Spada and was positive when asked if the Briton could meet Golovkin at the same venue in February.
“Yes, it is a possibility,” Berman confirmed to World Boxing News.
“In fact, ‘GGG’ will be at ringside as our special guest for this weekend’s fight and It would be a natural progression for both fighters having both fought in Monaco recently.”
Golovkin, 32, destroyed Marco Antonio Rubio in two painful rounds in California last Saturday to further cement his place as one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world and Berman believes the talented pair would deserve massive credit should they decide to share a ring in the coming months.
“For me it would quite emotional as whilst we promote Martin and Golovkin’s team are very close to us. Both camps and the fighters themselves are all thorough gentlemen and a credit to boxing.
“I am convinced that Murray is the one middleweight who would present ‘GGG’ problems. Unlike past challengers, Golovkin won’t find a sitting duck target in front of him, but rather a skillful boxer who won’t be intimidated which was the case if remember fights like Tyson v Douglas and Klitschko v Sanders.
“Right now though, it’s all conjecture as there is still Spada in front of Martin and he has to win this weekend before anymore talk of Golovkin,” he added.
Murray, who is also 32, has just a debatable draw and defeat on his 30 fight record, having pushed Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez all the way in previous world title efforts.
The St Helens man is now on the verge of gaining a third chance at a recognised belt and if Golovkin is that challenge, there is little doubt that Murray would be considered a dangerous test for the Kazakh – who so far has stopped 28 of 31 opponents.
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