Gennady Golovkin stopped Martin Murray in the 11th round of their middleweight title tilt (Photo: Twitter)
By Chris Robinson
On Saturday night, Feb. 21, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin improved his record to 32-0 with 29 knockouts following an 11th round TKO over rugged and worthy contender Martin Murray.
Golovkin scored two knockdowns in the fourth and one more in the tenth courtesy of an overhand right. “GGG” will look to fight three more times in 2015, and let it be known once again that he would love a shot at WBC champion Miguel Cotto.
One thing worth noting is that former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has thrown his name into the fray as an opponent for Golovkin. Check out Chavez’s salvos via Twitter, as well as some bonus online reactions to Golovkin’s latest triumph.
@gggboxing "After 4 rounds I felt I can control fight" Team wants @realmiguelcotto in June! #golovkinmurray http://t.co/sLMsBfUgJc
— FIGHT HUB MARCOS (@heyitsmarcosv) February 22, 2015
There are only a handful of fights I want to see GGG in next @ 160. Lee/Quillin winner, Cotto, Lemieux. That's it. If not move up ⬆️⏫🔺
— BOXINGEGO (@Boxingego) February 22, 2015
.@MartinMurrayBox is the first opponent to last more than 10 rounds in the ring with @GGGboxing.#GolovkinMurray pic.twitter.com/RfysOqixhE
— HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) February 21, 2015
Looking ahead to May at…..? #boxing pic.twitter.com/a7HpRZxrTj
— Steve Kim (@SteveKim323) February 22, 2015
I am shocked some people angry that we gave Martin Murray credit for fighting with courage and skill. The other guy was just better
— Al Bernstein (@AlBernstein) February 22, 2015
GGG's KO Show rolls onward; champ eyes unification bout with Miguel Cotto http://t.co/6VL95ldCIg via @YahooSports
— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) February 22, 2015
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