Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 9/1/14
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Middleweight champ Sergio Martinez hasn't fought before a hometown crowd in Argentina for more than a decade. From 2002 to 2006, he centered his career in Spain, before ultimately moving it to the United States. When Maravilla faces Martin Murray in Buenos Aires on April 27, it will be a homecoming long in the making. In addition to the king coming home angle, this fight has another peculiarly Argentine dimension. The people of Argentina haven't forgotten the 1982 Falklands War, so if Martinez's homecoming weren't enough, the idea of modern Argentina's greatest sports champion squaring off with a contender from Great Britain is sure to stir up plenty of nationalist fervor. Murray is truly traveling into enemy territory for this one. Martin Murray (25-0-1, 11 KOs) 6'0" tall, 30 years old British Former Commonwealth Middleweight Champion Murray is a solid, busy fighter coming from a respectable amateur background, who combines volume punching with good technique. Although rugged, he i...
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