Martin Murray has first hand experience of sharing the ring with feared middleweight king Gennady Golovkin and spoke to WBN recently to give his assessment of the Kazakh puncher.
Murray, who has recently been operating at 168 pounds, was stopped in eleven rounds by ‘GGG’ in February 2015 and had words of warning for compatriot / stablemate Kell Brook who is next in line after moving up from welterweight.
“Every shot Golovkin throws kind of hurts you,” Murray exclusively told World Boxing News
“It’s how he opens you up with the variety and strength of his punches. He does everything well.
“He’s got so many good shots and he can take a shot too. Gives you non-stop pressure and just does everything well. That’s the thing with him – everything it takes to be a top fighter, Golovkin does it well.”
Asked how he sees the fight going on September 10 when Golovkin makes his UK debut in London, Murray added: “I can’t see anyone beating him at middleweight so Kell going up two weights is a tough ask.”
Brook, 30, has a massive difference of thirteen pounds to make up on Golovkin in his bid to shock the world as two fighters with a combined record of 71-0 share the ring in one of the most eagerly-anticipated match-ups of the year.