June 24, 2018
June 24, 2018
Martin Murray

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AFTER missing out twice on a shot at WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, Martin Murray took his frustrations out on Roberto Garcia at the O2 Arena on Saturday.

It was a foul filled bout, Mexico’s Garcia had points deducted in the second and ninth rounds, for a low blow and a punch to the back of the head.

Murray ultimately won a unanimous decision, 116-111 for Francisco Alloza Rosa, 118-109 for Predrag Aleksic and 118-108 for John Keane.

The victory for Murray was garnished with the bauble of the WBC Silver title. The belt alone doesn’t mean much but it will help propel Martin up the WBC’s middleweight ranking as he hopes to close on the fifth and final world title shot of his career.

Martin Murray

Daniel Dubois won the English heavyweight title, stopping Tom Little in the fifth round with a left to the body.

Ohara Davies knocked out Paul Kamanga with a right hand to the head in the second round.

Light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde chalked up the 16th victory of his professional career. He dropped Dariusz Sek in the first round and halted him in the seventh.