Coach Oliver Harrison believes Martin Murray has ability to topple Gennady Golovkin

Published On Saturday, October 18, 2014By British Boxing News

Oliver Harrison believes in Martin Murray to bring down Gennady Golovkin

Martin Murray's trainer believes the St Helens fighter has the ability to topple the world's leading middleweight Gennady Golovkin.

Murray is on a collision course with the fearsome world title holder from Kazakhstan and knows victory over Domenico Spada next weekend can pave the way for a showdown.

Murray travels to Monte Carlo to face Italian Spada and puts his WBC Silver title on the line but the 32-year-old is also looking to preserve his status as number one contender with the governing body. Golovkin is expected to add the interim WBC title to his collection of belts this weekend when he takes on Marco Antonio Rubio in California, USA. And with full world champion Miguel Cotto ready to relinquish his crown to move back down a weight division a fight between Golovkin and Murray for the WBC crown could be in the offing for early next year.

Murray's coach Oliver Harrison would have no concern in accepting a fight with Golovkin, the unbeaten WBA and IBO king who has stopped 27 of his 30 opponents, and would be fully confident of victory.

Harrison said: "He has trained really hard for this fight.  We have been over to Ireland for sparring and it has gone really well. "This is just a warm up for Golovkin.  When we get Golovkin everybody thinks we will lose the fight but we will win this fight.

"He has the confidence, I have the confidence.  We have the skills to beat him and he has got the power.  He has got the tools. "We have one fight to go, that's Domenico Spada - we'll beat him, and then we'll win the world title against the GG man." Murray said: "Everything for this fight has gone well.  The nutrition, the strength and conditioning and the boxing work I have done with Oliver has been the best it has ever been. "I plan on going over there and showing people why I am one of the best middleweights in the world. "My business advisor Andrew Mikhail and my promoter Rodney Berman have tried to get a few top names over to Monte Carlo to fight me but there was only Spada who accepted it. "He is the man standing in my way and I have got to beat him to keep alive my dream of being the first boxing world champion from St Helens. "Spada is very awkward.  He is quite crude in the way he fights and he comes to win.  So I am not expecting easy night.  I'm in fight mode now and I'm ready.