Martin Murray added to July 18 card in Manchester, England
Talented British technician Martin Murray will have his second bout at the super middleweight limit in less than a month when he makes an appearance on a stacked card in Manchester, England, on July 18.
The three-time middleweight title challenger made his 168 pound debut in Liverpool on Saturday, easily swatting aside an outgunned George Beroshvili in the second round with a well-placed left hook to the midsection, and is more than ready to go again.
“It’s great to get another fight so quickly,” said Murray in a press release issued by Matchroom Boxing. “I felt good at super middleweight and it was nice not having to kill myself to get down to 160 pounds. I didn’t feel as though I needed to eat as much and it just felt natural.”
Murray (30-2-1, 14 knockouts) simultaneously joined the Matchroom Boxing stable and a super middleweight division which is bursting with quality British talent. Conveniently his new promotional outfit has IBF titleholder James DeGale, Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding on the books and also maintains a great working relationship with Sauerland Promotions, who represent George Groves.
“I want to fight the best out there,” confirmed Murray. “When I retire I want to be able to say that I fought the best in the divisions I boxed in and never avoided a fight. I boxed the best at middleweight and I want to do the same at super middle. I believe now that that I’m up at 168 pounds I will do that and win a world title.”
Murray joins a star-studded show in Manchester topped by Anthony Crolla’s challenge for the WBA lightweight title against Darleys Perez, and Scott Quigg’s “regular” WBA junior featherweight title defense against Kiko Martinez.
Editor’s Note: THE RING only recognizes Guillermo Rigondeaux as WBA champion at junior featherweight
Information provided courtesy of a press release
Tom Gray is a member of the British Boxing Writers’ Association and has contributed to various publications. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing