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Gennady Golovkin stops Martin Murray in 11

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Gennady Golovkin stopped Martin Murray 50 seconds into the 11th round Saturday in Monaco, Golovkin’s 19th consecutive knockout.

Golovkin (32-0, 29 knockouts) put Murray (29-2-1, 12 KOs) down three times, twice in the fourth round and once in the 10th and controlled the fight almost from the opening bell.

A determined Murray didn’t go willingly, though. The Briton was able to land his own hard shots and fought well defensively but was gradually broken down as the fight progressed.

Referee Luis Pabon stopped it to prevent Murray, blood pouring from his nose, from enduring further punishment.

GGG landed 292 of 816 punches, according to CompuBox, Murray 131 of 469.

Golovkin said immediately afterward that he wants to fight RING and WBC middleweight champ Miguel Cotto next.

A full report will follow.

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