Billy Joe Saunders, one of the most controversial fighters in the sport but by a distance one of the most naturally talented.
A highly decorated amateur, he represented Great Britain at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing but was beaten in the second round and subsequently turned professional a few months later.
As a professional, he's been almost faultless. 29 wins from 29 fights including 14 stoppage victories picking up the Southern Area, British, Commonwealth & WBO World Titles at Middleweight along with the WBO World Super-Middleweight Title in the process. We're talking about one of the most naturally talented fighters to come out of England this decade.
Controversy has marred Saunders's career so far but that can't be looked in to and if you look at him as a boxer, he's a heck of a talent. With wins over the likes of Chris Eubank Jnr, Andy Lee, John Ryder & David Lemeiux, Saunders has built up a reputation for being one of the slickest southpaws in the game.
So how can he get the better of the much more experienced Martin Murray?
Well for starters, Saunders needs to box to his own level and not Murray's. He's well known for being complacent in fights against lesser opponents but when his back is against the wall, he pulls out showreel performances which he showed against Eubank Jnr, Andy Lee and arguably the best performance from a British fighter on away turf against David Lemieux.
Saunders is by far the superior boxer, even Murray would probably admit that so Billy Joe needs to use that advantage as much as he can. Murray is likely to set the pace so if Saunders can get on the back foot and use that impeccable footwork and boxing IQ of his then he should make it fairly straight forward for himself.
He's not known for his one punch power Saunders but he's been known to break fighters down with his accumulative power. Murray has only been stopped once in his career and that was after doing 11 rounds with Gennady Golovkin so it will be a big ask for Billy Joe to stop him but if he can find a home for that southpaw jab and bring the left hook to the body in to play, he could get the St Helens man out of there later on in the fight.