Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Golovkin vs Murray?
Gennady Golovkin beat Martin Murray by technical knockout in the 11th round on Saturday 21st February 2015 at Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the unified middleweight championship of the world, with the WBA & WBC belts on the line.
Golovkin vs Murray stats
Gennady Golovkin stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 31 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 28 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Martin Murray made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Golovkin had a massive power advantage over Murray, boosting at 90% knock out percentage over Murray's 41%.
Gennady Golovkin was the same age as Martin Murray, at 40 years old.
Murray had a height advantage of 2 inches over Golovkin. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Gennady Golovkin & Martin Murray fought out of an orthodox stance.
Golovkin's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Murray's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2006, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Murray, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 68 less professional rounds, 240 to Murray's 308.
Golovkin vs Murray form
Gennady Golovkin had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Kell Brook on 10th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Middleweight and IBF World Middleweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dominic Wade on 23rd April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat David Lemieux on 17th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had won against Willie Monroe Jr on 16th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Middleweight and WBA Super World Middleweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood.
He had beat Martin Murray on 21st February 2015 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Middleweight and WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Golovkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 11 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
What time did Golovkin vs Murray start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Golovkin vs Murray?
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