Golovkin and Murray all smiles after signing fight agreement (photo)

WBA, WBC interim and IBO middleweight king Gennady Golovkin stands side by side with upcoming opponent Martin Murray in Monte Carlo as the pair agree to clash on February 21 and an eye-catching contest.

Promoters Tom Loeffler and Rodney Berman held talks to stage the bout leading up to last weekend’s boxing event in Monaco and fans can now look forward to a blockbuster battle at the beginning 2015.

Golovkin, 32, has been making considerable waves in the past 18 months to cement his place as one of the pound for pound best in the world, having scored his 28th knockout in 31 victories against Marco Antonio Rubio this month.

The big-punching Kazakh, who divides his fight time between Monaco and America, now puts his three titles on the line against Briton Murray who will attempt to win the world championship at the third time of asking.

Murray controversially missed out on claiming the WBA and WBC belts in drawing and losing to Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez in the past, but unfortunately will face an even tougher task against Golovkin.

The 32 year-old has put together a four-fight winning streak since failing to dethrone Martinez despite dropping and hurting him in Buenos Aries in April 2013 and earned his chance with a points win over Domenico Spada on Saturday.

Berman outlined that the pair had put pen to paper to meet just minutes after the final bell sounded for Murray’s technical points win and has promised to add a packed undercard to the high-profile event in the coming weeks.

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