Former middleweight contender Martin Murray (37-4-1, 17 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over Roberto Garcia (41-4, 24 KOs) and took away his WBC silver title in the main event of the evening at O2 arena in London. It was a very dirty fight. In the second and ninth rounds referee Hector Afu deducted points from Garcia. The scores were: 116-111, 118-109 and 118-108.
A live broadcast of the boxing evening from London at the O2 arena, in the main event of which Martin Murray will try to take the title of WBC Silver middleweight champion from Roberto Garcia. A victory in this battle will add a chance to Murray for a title meeting in the future and a possible rematch with Gennady Golovkin.
World middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders again postponed title defense against Martin Murray, citing injury. Saunders' fight against Murray was to be held on June 23 at the O2 Arena in London, but because of the not yet disclosed injury, the meeting will be postponed. Initially, the two Britons had to fight on April 14, but that time Saunders suffered hand injury. Promoter Frank Warren said that he will officially announce the status of this fight on Monday.
35-year-old Martin Murray of UK will be the opponent of WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders on his April 14 fight at the O2 Arena in London. For Murray this will be the fourth attempt to win the championship title. In the same evening Terry Flanagan and Maurice Hooker will challenge the vacant WBO superlightweight title. The whole evening of boxing got the name "Battle for Britain".