As expected by boxing observers, Gennady Golovkin delivered a knockout victory over tough-as-nails Martin Murray in Monte Carlo on Saturday night. Golovkin continued his knockout winning streak to 19 in demolishing Murray.
Golovkin (32-0, 29 KO’s) dropped Murray twice in the fourth round and once in the 10th round. In Round 11, referee Luis Pabon pulled out the plug to save Murray from further beating. With the impressive win Golovkin plans to fight again in May or June. He’s pursuing for a unification bout against lineal middleweight champion, Puerto Rican star, Miguel Cotto. And if the fight will happened, it would be back in the States; possibly in New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Matin Murray (29-2-1, 12 KO) despite being stopped, has nothing to be ashamed of. He lasted more than any other fighter Golovkin defeated in his 18 straight knockout victories.
Admiration was overflowing in social media for Murray’s tough performance against the most feared fighter in the sport today. And Murray replied to his fans early Monday on twitter. “[I] still don’t know what it feels like to get a World Title but I know it won’t feel as good as this!” Murray said referring to his family in the picture embedded in his tweet.
Still don’t know what it feels like to get a World Title but I know it won’t feel as good as this! pic.twitter.com/KFRwtvXxDw
— Martin Murray (@MartinMurrayBox) February 23, 2015