Andrew Wake | 20.05.13 10:19
Darren Barker will challenge IBF middleweight champion Daniel
Geale at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York on
Barker fights for a World title for the second time after his
brave challenge against Sergio Martinez in Atlantic City in October
After a period out through injury, Barker has blasted away Kerry
Hope and Simone Rotolo in back-to-back stoppages and now faces the
Aussie champion in the summer.
"This is a golden opportunity for me and I f...
Andrew Wake | 30.04.13 05:22
Sergio Martinez will not box again this year due to
injuries sustained in his fight with Martin Murray at the
The Argentinian southpaw scored a close and controversial
decision over Murray in Buenos Aires but left the ring with a
broken hand and an injury to his right knees.
His promoter Lou DiBella has confirmed to Espn.com that
the knee injury is likely to require surgery and will him out of
action for the remainder of 2013.
"I just can't see him returning this yea...
Andrew Wake | 30.04.13 11:35
MARTIN MURRAY doesn't feel he'll get another shot at Sergio
Martinez despite giving the Argentinian southpaw the fight of his
life on Saturday night.
The St Helens man dropped the world's number one middleweight
and seemed to dominate the second half of the contest in front of
40,000 vociferous fans in Buenos Aires, but failed to get the
Murray would like an immediate rematch, but accepts that is
unlikely despite Martinez himself managing to secure a return with
Andrew Wake | 29.04.13 11:31
RICKY HATTON says he cannot understand how Martin Murray didn't
emerge victorious against Sergio Martinez at the weekend.
Murray blocked most of the Argentinian's southpaw's best punches
in the early rounds before taking over the second half of the
contest in front of more than 40,000 fans in Buenos Aires.
The Englishman scored a knockdown in the eighth round and had
the Martinez over again in the tenth only to see it ruled a
Despite this, and punch stats leaning in Murr...
Andrew Wake | 28.04.13 05:10
Martin Murray can hold his head high after giving world
middleweight champion Sergio Martinez the fight of his life in
Buenos Aires, Argentina last night.
St Helens' Murray showed no signs of fear as he went into
the lion's den and pitched a performance which many feel was good
enough to earn him the spoils.
In the end, Martinez prevailed with scores of 115-112 from
all three judges.
The fight had to start two hours early as storms battered
the 50,000 capacity Estadio José Am...
Andrew Wake | 27.04.13 03:41
Ricky Hatton talks to the Boxing Voice about Martin's fight with
Andrew Wake | 27.04.13 12:45
Defending WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2,
28KO's) and the U.K.'s undefeated WBA interim champion Martin
Murray (25-0-1, 11KO's) both weighed-in earlier today, with the
champion tipping the scales at 159.4 lbs. while the challenger
Murray weighed-in at 159.6 lbs.
Luis Carlos Abregu (34-1, 28KO's) and Antonin Decarie
(27-1, 8KO's) both were also on weight for their vacant WBC Silver
welterweight title match-up, with both fighters coming in at
exactly 147 lbs.
Andrew Wake | 25.04.13 05:31
Martin Murray works out in front in the media in Salford
Andrew Wake | 23.04.13 03:26
SERGIO MARTINEZ insists Martin
Murray will not hear the final bell when they clash on Saturday
St Helens' Murray takes a big
step up in class when he faces the WBC middleweight champion in
front of more than 40,000 fans in Buenos Aires.
And Martinez says the British
puncher will be flying back home empty handed - after he's been
"We have watched tapes of
Martin Murray's past fights, he is a come forward boxer and will
give me a good challenge in the ring...
Andrew Wake | 23.04.13 12:26
HBO builds up to Martin's massive clash with the world's number