3 More Rounds

Golovkin stops Murray in 11

Gennady Golovkin continued his knockout streak (now at 19), with a systematic beatdown of a tough Martin Murray in Monte Carlo on Saturday night.

Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) got off to a good start by landing combinations early and going to the body, though Murray (29-2-1, 12 KOs) had his best round of the fight during the second by staying in front of Golovkin but connecting with his own power shots.

However, Golovkin continued throwing hard hooks to the body and uppercuts that began to take their toll on Murray as early as the fourth round, when a right to the ribcage sent the Englishman down to the canvas.  Golovkin followed that up with another series of punches and a second right to the body put Murray down to one knee.

From then on, it was all Golovkin, who busted up Murray’s nose with an uppercut in the fifth and consistently pressured his opponent from bell to bell.

In the 10th, Golovkin sent Murray down hard with an overhand right, though Murray’s corner and referee allowed it to continue.  In the 11th,  Golovkin punished Murray along the ropes before the fight was finally waved off.

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