MONTE CARLO (February 20, 2015) - Amid a raucous atmosphere with the Barmy Army in full voice, WBA and IBO middleweight champion and WBC Interim champion Gennady Golovkin and official challenger Martin Murray both weighed inside the limit at the official weigh-in at Monte-Carlo Casino on Friday afternoon.
All the boxers, bar Mexican Jesus Silvestre, were under the limit. Silvestre, who challenges WBA and IBO minimumweight champion Hekkie Budler, was given two hours to shake off his three ounces of excess weight.
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WBA Super World middleweight, interim WBC World middleweight and IBO middleweight championship
GENNADY GOLOVKIN (Kazakhstan)
72,07kg (158,9 lbs).
MARTIN MURRAY (UK)
72,52kg (159,9 lbs).
WBA and IBO minimumweight championship
HEKKIE BUDLER (South Africa)
47,56kg (104,85 lbs).
JESUS SILVESTRE (Mexico)
47,78kg (105,35 lbs).
Vacant EBU bantamweight championship
LEE HASKINS (UK)
53,56kg (118,05 lbs).
OMAR LAMIRI (France)
52,90kg (116,45 lbs).
HUGHIE FURY (UK)
105,3kg (232,45 lbs)
ANDRIY RUDENKO (Ukraine)
110,50kg (243,30 lbs).
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Also today, a revised list of broadcasters was announced for the tournament, ensuring a massive international viewership:
Africa – SuperSport; Australia – Main Event PPV; Brazil – Esporte Interativo; China – CCTV; France – L’Equipe 21; Germany – Sat.1; Hungary – Digi Sport; Israel – Sport 5; Japan – WOWOW; Kazakhstan – TBC; Mexico – Azteca; Middle East – beIN Sports; Nicaragua – Canal 4; Panama – Concluded – Broadcaster TBD; Pan-South America – Space; Philippines – GMA; Poland – NC+; Romania – Digi Sport; Russia – Russia 2; Scandinavia – Viasat; Slovenia – POP TV; Thailand – Channel 7; Turkey – Kanal D; United Kingdom - Channel 5; Uruguay – VTV; USA – HBO.
“We are very excited that the Golovkin-Murray fight, live from Monte-Carlo, will be seen by television viewers all over the world,” said Golden Gloves Rodney Berman, “and we are very pleased with the hard work and effort that our international distributor, Protocol Sports Marketing, has invested in helping to make this happen.”
GOLOVKIN vs MURRAY is presented by Golden Gloves of South Africa, K2 Promotions, GGG Promotions, Expo 2017 and Tsesnabank, Casino de Monte-Carlo along with Monte-Carlo SBM.
The fight will be broadcast internationally from the beautiful Salle des Etoiles venue in Monte-Carlo.
The international broadcast and transmission rights to this world class event are being exclusively distributed by leading boxing rights distributor and sports marketing firm Protocol Sports Marketing Ltd., an Octapixx company.