Opinion | Feb 24 2015

Martin Murray is one of the toughest middleweights on the planet and four other lessons from the weekend

George Gigney evaluates the performances of Gennady Golovkin, Martin Murray, Arthur Abraham, and Paul Smith
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ALTHOUGH Martin Murray and Paul Smith both fell short in their world title attempts, there are a lot of positives to take from the weekend’s action. From Golovkin’s chin to David Price’s desire for more rounds, here is a list of five lessons we learnt from the weekend.

  1. Gennady Golovkin has a solid chin

More of a confirmation of what we already knew rather than a brand new lesson, but Gennady Golovkin’s 11th round stoppage win over Martin Murray on Saturday night further proved his granite chin.

Despite his dominance in the fight, which saw him drop Murray three times before the referee stopped it, the Kazakh shipped his fair share of punishment from the game Brit.