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Brandon Rios-John Murray Bout Will Happen, Says Arum

By Michael Marley

According to Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, the upcoming title defense by WBA lightweight champ Brandon Rios (28-0, 21KOs), against England's John Murray (31-1, 18KOs), is practically a done deal for the sterling Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito undercard on December 3rd in New York's Madison Square Garden.

"Tickets are really moving in New York," Arum said. "They have about 6,500 left because the capacity is a bit smaller due to their arena renovation. This is a grudge fight and it gets people's blood boiling. They know they're going to see a great fight in the main event and we've put together an extremely strong undercard.

"The way it's going, yeah it sure looks like a sellout. We've added (Notre Dame alum) Mike Lee to the undercard and that will bring out the famous Subway Alumni from Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish grads and fans haven't even started buying their tickets."

Arum repeated his mantra about a strong undercard, beyond crowdpleaser Rios, which includes Philadelphia fighter Mike Jones against Sebastian Lujan and a hotly anticipated Pawel Wolak-Delvin Rodriguez rematch.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SuperVillain on 10-07-2011

[QUOTE=Ringlife;11263772]Never seen this guy Murray fight before but I still pick Bam Bam to win this if this fight happens.[/QUOTE] then i'll tell ya, you missed one of the fights of the year for 2011.

Comment by NoLove on 10-07-2011

[QUOTE=hougigo;11261334]Wtf... this undercard is way better than Pacquiao's... why do you always make Pacquiao's crap?[/QUOTE] Cus Pac sells out on his own.

Comment by dumber79 on 10-07-2011

sad to say, but i reckon murray is coming home in a body bag. he only knows one way to box - and that's not gonna work in this fight. but he's nothing to lose in this fight............well, apart from…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 10-07-2011

For anyone who hasn't seen him fight, John Murray is a really poor version of Brandon Rios. And Rios is going to beat the sh*t out of him.

Comment by Ringlife on 10-07-2011

Never seen this guy Murray fight before but I still pick Bam Bam to win this if this fight happens.

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