Exclusive: Martin Murray breaks down Golovkin v Canelo II

Thomas Davison 25/01/2018

Martin Murray, who will compete for the middleweight title against fellow-Brit Billy Joe Saunders in April, has given his thoughts on the Gennady Golovkin v Canelo Alvarez rematch.

Golovkin and Canelo fought out a controversial draw in a massive PPV event in Vegas with the consensus being that ‘GGG’ had done enough to get the nod.

The pair are now expected to fight again in the spring and Murray, who shared eleven brutal rounds with Golovkin before succumbing to a massive body shot in 2015, believes the power-punching Kazakh is destined to have his hand raised this time around. 

“I see Golovkin winning it (the rematch) but it was never a draw in the last fight. I thought Canelo boxed out of his f****** skin, but I thought Golovkin won the fight,” Murray exclusively told World Boxing News.

“I see pretty much the same fight happening again, but potentially this time Golovkin could stop him but I definitely see him winning.”

He jokingly added: “I tell you what though he’s a hard as nails Canelo, isn’t he?

“It’s a cracking fight, I thought the first fight was a proper world class fight and you want those sorts of fights for world titles, so I’m looking forward to the next one.”

Murray could be set for a hugely surprising rematch with Golovkin if he can upset the odds to defeat Saunders and the pound for pound king in turn, fend off his Mexican challenge.

Golovkin, missing just one of the recognised straps, has made it clear many times that he wants to become the undisputed middleweight champion and hold all the belts.

The Canelo vs GGG rematch is all but penciled in, with rumors circulating for some time that the deal is all but done for May 5th in Las Vegas.

Murray vs Saunders takes place on April 14th and also features Terry Flanagan’s attempt at becoming a two-weight world champion when he faces off against Maurice Hooker for the vacant WBO 140lb belt.

Thomas Davison is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Thomas on Twitter @thomasdavison93