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“Wherever he is recuperating, Martin Murray is likely to find some consolation in being the first man to extend Gennady Golovkin to the eleventh round. Golovkin, despite being the only fighter to stop the Englishman, is unlikely to feel pride commensurate to Murray’s consolation. Murray was simply the next man to be broken in a process of middleweight elimination Golovkin is determined to see through to the end. He scored a TKO over Murray at 0:50 of the eleventh round before a select crowd at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo.”

Read Under Siege: Gennady Golovkin TKO11 Martin Murray on The Cruelest Sport

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“There is more than wreckage in his wake. Gennady Golovkin, who returns to action against Martin Murray at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo on Saturday afternoon, is also trailed by criticisms. These criticisms are varied constructions of the same theme: that Golovkin has yet to fight anyone fit to validate his reputation.”

Read MYSTIQUE: Gennady Golovkin-Martin Murray Preview on The Cruelest Sport.

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If Mike Alvarado needed to be reminded of the sacrifices made to turn a dollar in a bloodsport, Brandon Rios reminded him last night. Rios mauled Alvarado for three rounds, the ringside physician kept Alvarado on his stool for the fourth, and the nearly 6,000 patrons in the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, were freed early to pursue more satisfying entertainment elsewhere.

Read Anywhere But Here: Brandon Rios TKO3 Mike Alvarado on The Cruelest Sport.


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