Saturday Scorecard: ‘Storm’ Alvarez defeats Liebenberg, Murray sets up ‘GGG’ fight, Coyle ices Katsidis, more!
By Ace Freeman (25-Oct-2014)
Saturday action from around the boxing world!
In an important clash of unbeaten light heavyweights, Quebec’s Eleider ‘Storm’ Alvarez (16-0, 9 KOs) secured a TKO victory over Ryno Liebenberg (16-1, 11 KOs) when the bout was stopped due to a cut from punches. Alvarez dropped Liebenberg in Round six to underline the victory. The exciting bout took place at the Salle des etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Middleweight Martin Murray (29-1-1, 12 KOs) scored a big win today… The deal has been signed – unbeaten WBA, IBO and WBC Interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) of Kazakhstan will fight top-rated Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KOs) of the UK in Monte Carlo on February 21. Golden Gloves and K2 Promotions announced the bout minutes after Murray’s successful WBC Silver belt defence against Domenico Spada in Monaco on Saturday where he scored a seventh round technical decision win.
Huge KO alert: lightweight Tommy Coyle (20-2, 9 KOs) destroyed Australia’s Michael Katsidis (30-7, 24 KOs) with a beautiful left hook counter in the second round earlier today at the Hull Arena in Hull, England.
Undefeated bantamweight Randy Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) pounded out a twelve round unanimous decision over Stuey Hall (16-4-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night in Monte Carlo to capture the vacant IBF bantamweight title.
Rising middleweight Chris Eubank Jr. (13-0, 11 KOs) set the table for a grudge match with countryman Billy Joe Saunders when he picked up a second round TKO over and out-gunned Omar Siala (23-18-3, 10 KOs) today in the UK.