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Ricky Hatton, the British boxing legend and former world champion has insisted that his protégé Martin Murray boasts of the same fearless attitude that held him in good stead during his career and propelled him to championship glory. Murray travels to Latin America next week ahead of his showdown against Argentine boxing legend and the current Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez on the 27th of April.
Hatton, who is a former world champion in two weight divisions, is currently acting as a promoter for the boxer who hails from St. Helen’s and will be present at ring side when Murray takes on Martinez at Buenos Aires. And according to The Hitman, Murray is absolutely not fazed at the prospect of facing the best Middleweight fighter in the world at the moment and is taking the challenge in his stride.
Murray was involved in an in-ring brawl against the World Boxing Association or the WBA Super world title holder Felix Strum back in 2011 and Hatton insists that fight has added to his confidence ahead of this fight against Sergio Martinez. And with a mere two weeks between now and the fight, Hatton finds himself extremely buoyed by the relaxed attitude that his protégé is displaying.
Hatton stated that one of the things he is capable of is he can tell which fighter has the potential to be a world champion just by looking at their attitude and added that from the very first day he met Murray, he has thought he has that in hordes.
He stated that Murray wasn’t awestruck when they traveled to Argentina for the press conference ahead of the fight against Sergio Martinez and believes he won’t be there just to make up the numbers and has insisted that he will give the Argentine a run for his money.
World Boxing Council or the WBC Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez has often been regarded as a man of his words and having promised to knockout his undefeated challenger Martin Murray when the two meet next month, the Argentine is working hard to follow through on the promise that he made for the bout that is scheduled for the 27th of April at the Club Atletico Velez Sarsfield stadium in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. Martinez, who has a professional career record of 50-2-2 with 28 knockout wins, will have his first fight on home soil since 2002.
Murray had long been running his mouth against the Argentine, who is considered by many as among the greatest Middleweight fighters to have graced the boxing ring in recent past, drawing comparisons with past greats, threatening to knock him out and humiliate him. But Martinez, who is otherwise very cool when it comes to verbal confrontations promised to give the undefeated pugilist a fight he will never forget, and also promised him a knockout.
Speaking about the fight, Sergio Martinez stated that the situation is in the favor of Murray who has nothing to lose and all to gain. He added that this means he will not suffer from a lack of motivation when it comes to the fight. He went on to add that he believes he will give it his all and try and reach the final bell before adding that he will also try and live up to the promise he made – try and knock him out by the eighth round.
Sergio Martinez further mentioned that he will be well prepared for the fight, both physically and mentally so that he can deal with fighting against someone who is a lot younger and fitter compared to him in front of home support.