We all had to remove from our calendar the boxing match of the month, after news on Saunder’ hand injury. It forced him to postpone his next fight against Martin Murray from April 14 to June 23. Thus the fight is still on, and you can check here our Billy Joe Saunders vs Martin Murray fight preview.
Online sportsbook sites in the UK expect next Saunder’s WBO world Middleweight title defense against Martin Murray to be the final step on the road to a lucrative unification with either Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez. The hand injury in training did not stop Billy Joe Saunders from dreaming of becoming the unified champion by the end of this year. But before starting to wonder about Saunder’s second title shot in the division, let us first focus on whether he will retain his title in our Billy Joe Saunders vs Martin Murray fight preview.
Billy Joe Saunders vs Martin Murray fight preview
The 28-year-old British southpaw owns a clean ledger of 26-0, with 12 KOs. He intends to make the fourth defense of his WBO middleweight strap against the former contender Martin Murray. This will be Saunder’s another chance to look good against third straight former Golovkin victim. Does it mean he can secure a walkover?
According to online sportsbook news in the UK Martin Murray is an orthodox fighter owning a record of 36-4-1, 17 KOs. The 35-year-old won 6 of his last 8 fights, and this will be his fifth title shot. He has nothing to lose and that’s why he will probably be more confident to get the best out of himself against Saunders. It will be a heck of a fight to make us all stand on our feet.
Saunders vs Murray in style
Saunders isn’t known for his pure punching power, as he didn’t produce a knockout since 2015. His last four fights ended with either unanimous or majority decision. But he is a southpaw boxer who fights rangy using the entire ring, and he has a solid defensive power.
Murray unlike Saunders won the last five out of seven fights by a stoppage, so the punching power is there and can be a turning point if he lands cleanly. But Murray’s weakness lies in his slow counterpunch and his predictable style. It’s not clear yet how Murray will react to Saunders great backward balance and movement.
We suggest Saunders to be the winner
Murray has lost pretty much every big fight he’s been in, so it’s tough seeing this be any different. Therefore we recommend betting on Billy Joe Saunders to win the fight with decision. At Comeon Sportsbook, you can find the best betting odds. The odds are (1.06) for Billy Joe Saunders to be the full time winner, while they are (7.25) for Martin Murray to win the fight. On how the fight will end the odds are (1.52) for the fight to cruise to a 12-round decision on a victory for Billy Joe Saunders.