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Martin Murray
Martin Murray




UD 12
PTS 10
MD 12
UD 12


6' 0" / 183 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Orthodox (R)

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The story

Born on September 27, 1982 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England, Martin Murray is a tough, gritty boxer. He started training at 10 years old, as a friend of his had started going to a boxing gym and he decided to give it a try, as well. At 11, he had his first amateur fight. He had a solid amateur career, gaining quite a bit of experience. He turned professional fairly late for someone who started training so young, as he was almost 25 when he made his pro debut.

That debut came on September 22, 2007 against Jamie Ambler, and Murray picked up a decision on points after six rounds. His next fight was just over a month later, and he stopped Phil Callaghan in the very first round by TKO. That would be his final fight of 2007, but he stayed busy in 2008, fighting 10 times. The majority of his early fights were against low-level fighters, and he didn’t face anyone with a winning record until his seventh fight against the 8-4-2 Michael Recloux. He won that on points after six rounds.

After taking his record to 9-0, Martin Murray got the chance to make a name for himself by competing at the Prizefighter 4 middleweight tournament. The entire tournament took place on November 22, 2008, and he fought three bouts, each of them three rounds long. He won the first by unanimous decision and the next two by split decision to win the tournament.

Over the next year and a half, Murray continued to build his record through a mix of decisions and finishes. When he hit the 20-0 mark, he fought for the Commonwealth middleweight title on July 16, 2010 against Peter Mitrevski Jr. He won that fight by unanimous decision after 12 rounds, and followed it up by winning the WBA Inter-Continental middleweight belt with a third-round TKO over Carlos Nascimento.

Two fights later, he added the British middleweight title to his collection after stopping Nick Blackwell after five rounds. That set him up with a shot at Felix Sturm for the WBA middleweight title on December 2, 2011, but the close fight ended up being scored a draw. He won two fights after that, with the latter being for the WBA interim middleweight title, but then lost a close, controversial decision against Sergio Martinez. It was a fight that many observers thought Martin Murray won.

He went on another winning streak, this one four fights in a row, and collected the WBC Silver middleweight title during that time. This set him up with another title shot against undefeated middleweight destroyer Gennady Golovkin. While Murray fought hard and lasted until the 11th round, he eventually took too many shots and was stopped for the first time in his career.

He rebounded impressively from that defeat, finishing three fights in a row by KO or TKO. In the third, he beat Jose Miguel Torres for the WBA Inter-Continental super middleweight title. Unfortunately, he lost his next fight in another close split decision against Arthur Abraham.

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What is Martin Murray's Record?

Martin Murray's record currently stands at 39 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw. Of those 39 wins he has stopped 17 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 44%. Of his 6 loses, he's been stopped 1 time. He's boxed a total of 308 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 6.7 rounds on average.

What was Murray's last fight?

Martin Murray's last fight took place against Billy Joe Saunders' on 4th Dec 2020, in London, United Kingdom. He lost by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 3 years and 4 months ago.

How active is Martin Murray?

Murray's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.8 rounds on average.

Where is Martin Murray From?

Murray was born in the United Kingdom.

How Old Is Martin Murray?

The super middleweight is currently 41 years old. He was born on 27th September 1982, so he will turn 42 in 5 months and 14 days.

How long has Murray been fighting?

Martin Murray made his professional debut in September 2007, so he has been a pro for 16 years and 6 months.

How tall is Martin Murray?

Murray is 6' 0" (6 Foot and 0 inches) which is 183cm (1 meter and 83 centimeters).

What is Murray's Reach?

His reach is 72.8 inches (72.8") which is 185 cm (1 meter and 85 centimeters).

What stance does Martin Murray use?

Murray fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.

What will be Martin Murray's Next Fight?

Martin Murray doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

How can I stream Martin Murray's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Murray's fights on NowTV and Sky Go.

In the US you can usually stream Martin Murray's fights via DAZN.

What are some recent Martin Murray results?

Martin Murray has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he lost to Billy Joe Saunders on 4th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Super Middleweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Sladan Janjanin on 15th November 2019 by points in the 8th round at Olympia, Merseyside.

Going into that contest, he had beat Rui Manuel Pavanito on 12th July 2019 by points in the 10th round at Olympia, Merseyside.

Before that, he had been beaten by Hassan N’Dam on 22nd December 2018 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

He had defeated Roberto Garcia on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.

Martin Murray Stats
AgeDate Of BirthNationalityHeightReachStanceWeight Division
41September 27, 1982United Kingdom183 cm185 cmorthodoxSuper Middleweight (168 lb)
Martin Murray Record
Professional RecordWinsWins By KOKnockout PercentageLossesLosses By StoppageDrawsPro RoundsDebut
Martin Murray Recent Contests
2020-12-04Billy Joe SaundersLost (UD 12) watch replay Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom
2019-11-15Sladan JanjaninWon (PTS 8)Olympia, Merseyside, United Kingdom
2019-07-12Rui Manuel PavanitoWon (PTS 10)Olympia, Merseyside, United Kingdom
2018-12-22Hassan N’DamLost (MD 12)Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
2018-06-23Roberto GarciaWon (UD 12)The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
2017-04-22Gabriel RosadoWon (MD 12)Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2017-04-22Gabriel RosadoWon (MD 12)Echo Arena, Merseyside, United Kingdom
2016-11-12Nuhu LawalWon (UD 12)Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco
2016-06-25George GrovesLost (UD 12)The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
2016-05-07Cedric SperaWon (TKO 2)Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
2015-11-21Arthur AbrahamLost (SD 12)Tui Arena, Hannover, Germany
2015-09-05Jose Miguel TorresWon (TKO 5)First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom
2015-07-18Mirzet BajrektarevicWon (TKO 5)Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
2015-02-21Gennady GolovkinLost (TKO 11)Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco
2013-04-27Sergio MartinezLost (UD 12)Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, Distrito Federal, Argentina

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