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Murray vs Bursak: All fighters make weight in Monte Carlo

Martin Murray and Max Bursak are ready for tomorrow's middleweight fight in Monaco.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Martin Murray, Max Bursak, and the undercard fighters are good to go for tomorrow's "KO at the Casino" card in Monte Carlo, promoted by Rodney Berman's Golden Gloves of South Africa, though Bursak and undercard fighter Hekkie Budler both had to shed a little weight after slightly missing on the scales initially.

Murray (27-1-1, 12 KO) is looking to possible secure a shot at Gennady Golovkin with a win on tomorrow's card, but Bursak (29-2-1, 12 KO) will be aiming for the upset, which could lead him to a title shot that at the moment looks unlikely. Bursak lost his last fight to Jarrod Fletcher, who currently stands as Golovkin's WBA mandatory, though the titleholder will be facing Daniel Geale on July 26 in an option defense.

Murray has won a pair of tune-up fights since his controversial loss in Argentina to Sergio Martinez in April 2013, and this fight represents a minor step back up the ladder, at least on paper, though it's worth questioning if Bursak is really any tougher an opponent than Sergey Khomitsky was last year.

Murray weighed in at 159, with Bursak at 160½.

On the undercard, Hekkie Budler (29-1, 8 KO) will defend his WBA 105-pound title against Pigmy Kokietgym (52-6-2, 22 KO). Budler initially came in at 105.2 pounds, but dropped the weight shortly after and came in on point.

In cruiserweight action, Mateusz Masternak (32-1, 23 KO) weighed in at 198.4 pounds. He'll face Youri Kayembre Kalenga (19-1, 13 KO), who weighed in at 195.6 pounds. And Johnny Muller (16-3-2, 12 KO) weighed in at 174½ for his fight with Doudou Ngumbu (32-5, 12 KO), who weighed in at 174.

BLH will have live coverage tomorrow, with BoxNation televising in the United Kingdom.

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