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ESPN3 to stream Murray-Spada

ESPN has acquired the rights for Martin Murray first defense of the WBC Silver middleweight title.

Lars Baron

American viewers will be able to watch potential Gennady Golovkin opponent Martin Murray defend the WBC Silver middleweight title against Domenico Spada. The fight card will take place this Saturday in Monte Carlo, and the live stream will begin at 1pm on ESPN3.

Murray (28-1-1, 12 KOs) is three fights removed from giving then WBC World middleweight champion Sergio Martinez all he could handle in Martinez's hometown. Martin lost a unanimous decision despite knocking Martinez down in the eighth round. Spada (39-5, 19 KOs) is one fight removed from being knocked out by Golovkin's latest victim, Marco Antonio Rubio.

The ESPN3 broadcast will also include the following four fights:

• Coachella, California’s Randy Caballero (21-0, 13 KOs) will face England’s Stuart Hall (16-3-2, 7 KOs) for a vacant bantamweight world title.
• Strawweight titlist Hekkie Budler (26-1, 9 KOs) of South Africa will make his second defense against former world titleholder Xiong Zhao Zhong (24-5-1, 14 KOs) of China.
• Light heavyweight prospect Eleider Alvarez (15-0, 8 KOs), a Colombia native living in Montreal, will square off with South Africa’s Ryno Liebenberg (16-0, 11 KOs) in a 12-round bout.
• British middleweight Nick Blackwell (15-3, 6 KOs) will face Belarus’ Sergey Khomitsky (29-11-2, 12 KOs) in a six-rounder.

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