Roberto Garcia vs Martin Murray

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Roberto Garcia vs Martin Murray
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Average: 2 (1 vote)

Date: 
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Location: 
O2 Arena, Greenwich, London, England, UK
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
160
Titles at Stake: 
WBC Middleweight Silver Title
Referee: 
Hector Afu

Official Judging
John Keane 108 - 118
Predrag Aleksic 109 - 118
Francisco Alloza 111 - 116

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Averaged Fan Card:

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Roberto Garcia.
                                                                    
9
8
10
9
9
9
9.83
10
8.50
9.83
10
9.83
Martin Murray
                                                                    
10
10
9
10
10
10
9.33
9
9.50
9.16
9
9.16


Fan Cards: Roberto Garcia vs Martin Murray


scorecard by BOXNATIONSCORES12
Round
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ROBERTO GARCIA.
9
8
10
9
9
9
10
10
8
10
10
10
112
MARTIN MURRAY
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
114


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
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Total
ROBERTO GARCIA.
9
8
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
10
10
10
111
MARTIN MURRAY
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
9
9
115


scorecard by ADAMJO260
Round
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ROBERTO GARCIA.
9
8
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
113
MARTIN MURRAY
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
114


scorecard by MATCHROOM
Round
1
2
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10
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12
Total
ROBERTO GARCIA.
9
8
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
113
MARTIN MURRAY
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
113


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
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9
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12
Total
ROBERTO GARCIA.
9
8
10
9
9
9
10
10
8
9
10
10
111
MARTIN MURRAY
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
9
115


scorecard by SALTNUTZ1
Round
1
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Total
ROBERTO GARCIA.
9
8
10
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
9
112
MARTIN MURRAY
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
114


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

This fight is not Saunders vs Murray, it isn't nearly as significant, but it is not bad for a replacement, should be a really good, competitive fight.

It is a shame that Saunders withdrew from fighting Murray not just once but twice, the fight would have been interesting. I think it could have been better, could have been worse in terms of notice, on 3 days notice, I think it is harder to get a good replacement, and even if the opponent is the same, they have had less time to prepare, but the fght could be better than it is had it been rearranged earlier, but obviously, Saunders didn't expect to get injured, it happened when it happened, it is what it is.

I think Murray is the favourite, he has been at a higher level than Garcia for a lot of his career, been in against the likes of Golovkin, Martinez, Groves, he has probably had a longer, really a better training camp for this fight. Murray has a couple of inches of height on Garcia, and an inch of reach on him as well, he is naturally the bigger guy, Murray. Garcia has fought at 147 before, in his last few fights, he has been at 154, he has fought over 154, 6 times in his career, but some were early in his career, they were small fights, he has only weighed in above 155, 5 times, and he hasn't fought above 154 in 4 years, not above 155 in 8 years. Murray has never fought below 157, his whole career has been between 157 and 172, he has been in the odd light heavyweight bout in small, activity fights, but most of his career has been at middle and super middle. Murray is much bigger than Garcia, he has the size advantage, he is a career 160lb fighter, far more suited to the weight than Garcia is, he's never been able to make 154, 147 like Garcia, and has been fighting two weights higher than Garcia when you compare each of them in small fights, both these fighters have 15 lbs between their lightest and heaviest they've weighed in at, for Garcia, 145-160, for Murray, 157-172, Murray has a substantial size advantage in this fight.

As well has being likely to be better prepared, having had a career at a higher level, and being the bigger guy, Murray is also at an age advantage. Both these guys are past their primes, but Garcia is 2-3 years older than Murray, Murray, 35, Garcia, 38, neither are frsh for their age either, both have been in taxing tough fights, Murray maybe more so than Garcia, interestingly.

These guys aren't punchers I don't think, I think both are tough, both have a high output, especially Murray. I think Murray has the better chin out of these guys, Garcia has been down several times in his career, Murray has, but against more dangerous and higher level opponents.

Apart from two very early defeats, Garcia has only lost to Antonio Margarito (in 2010), he has a good record, only 3 losses, 41 wins, he is not bad, he has some decent wins, beat Carson Jones, Breidis Prescott, but I think Murray, with slightly better wins, fought at the higher level, lost to Golovkin, Groves, has lost more because he's been in more big fights. I think it has taken slightly better opponents to beat Murray than it has taken to beat Garcia, having said that, Margarito, washed up now, at 40, but in 2010, at 32, was still not bad, not a shot fighter at that point. I think although Prescott, Jones, good fighters, good wins if you beat them, I just think beating Gabriel Rosado, Domenico Spada, Nuhu Lawal, might be slightly better, but still, really, in terms of opposition, you can't speak at lengths about Murray's wins anywhere near as much as his losses, and Murray's reputation, I think really, built not based on him getting good wins, but more him putting up a spirited effort in a couple fights, and in a few others, not only showing grit, determination, but also having a lot of success, and making the fights close, he didn't actually even lose to Felix Sturm.

I think this fight will be very competitive early, for 4 rounds or so, it will be close, but as the fight goes on, Murray will be the one to sustain his output more, he will be able to overpower the smaller guy, he will be the more skilled when they try to point pick. I think Murray wins this by UD (maybe between 117-111 and 119-109).

Champion97's picture

Good fight, not great, interesting in terms of one fighter trying to be aggressive and attack the other guy on the ropes, the other trying to punch off the ropes, and use his technical skill, but this was not a brilliant fight. The fight was very dirty, I didn't like the way Murray conducted himself, and the referee was terrible.

I don't agree with the judges that this was a landslide, Alloza, I do agree with, Murray by a few points, fairly wide, a clear win, but the other two, I don't agree at all.

I was more impressed by Garcia than Murray in the sense that I expected less from Garcia, and down the stretch, on a 12 round basis, I expected more from Murray, I think Garcia lacked skills, isn't really a puncher, lack of head movement, and all he could do was his best, be awkward, try to fight his fight, he wasn't good enough, no shame in that, but he did do well. Murray, at this stage of his career, compared to Golovkin, Canelo, Saunders, Charlo, Jacobs, I don't think has any more than a 1% chance, his wins are never faultless, he is well past his best, and I think if he was going to win a world title, he would have done it earlier in his career, because now, I don't think he is good enough, but, he hasn't been training and hasn't taken this fight and won it, just to retire, so he probably will get another opportunity.