Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 3/8/13
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Middleweight kingpin Sergio Martinez next climbs through the ropes on April 27, when he faces Briton Martin Murray on his home turf of Argentina. Murray is #8 in the world at middleweight, and his 2011 loss to Felix Sturm was a close, disputed, and thoroughly hometown Split Decision, making him a worthy opponent. This continues Martinez's recent track record of taking on contenders, and contenders only (the last time Martinez fought unranked opposition was in 2008, when he beat Alex Bunema so badly that the doctor stopped the fight). Even so, the outcome of Martinez vs. Murray is practically a foregone conclusion. Furthermore, in terms of fight hype Murray is on the same level as Sergiy Dzinziruk, Matthew Macklin, and Darren Barker rather than Paul Williams and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. With that in mind, what might the latter half of 2013 hold for Maravilla? He may be required to give Chavez, Jr. a rematch, or he might just have an open dance card ... Gennady Golovkin? Credit: Chris...
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