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Martin Murray, Want To Fight This Guy?



Martin Murray’s dance partner for a June 23 dropped out, but someone else is willing to waltz, even if Billy Joe Saunders isn’t.

Mexican Roberto Garcia, age 38, sporting a 41-3 record and coming off a win over Omar Chavez, has raised his hand and volunteered for service. Here is the release his people aka Don King Promotions sent out:


Deerfield Beach, FL (June 6, 2018)—Martin Murray is one very upset fighter.


Murray was scheduled to fight for the WBO Middleweight Championship at the O2 Arena in London, England on June 23, but champion Billy Joe Saunders has pulled out of the fight because of an injury for a second time.


WBC Silver Middleweight Champion Roberto Garcia has just the cure for the upset Murray.


“I’m not like Saunders,” said Garcia.  “I’m not afraid of Murray.  I’m willing to risk my title and come to London to fight Murray before his hometown fans.   Let’s get it on!”


Saunders postponed the originally scheduled April 14th fight with Murray because of a alleged hand injury.  Now he is pulling out of the June fight because of an alleged hamstring injury.


“My manager, Lee Holliday, informed me today that my promoter, Don King, has reached out to Warren’s team about making this fight.  I have a “have Belt and will Travel” attitude and ready to back it up tomorrow if necessary.


“No more whining about Billy Joe and his excuses.  If you want to fight on June 23, then put up or shut up.  If not, then you are just Billy Joe with different excuses.”

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine,, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.