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Hatton, Murray Daring Felix Sturm To Offer a Rematch

MARTIN MURRAY has urged WBA super world middleweight champion Felix Sturm to give him an immediate return.

The unbeaten St Helens man held the brilliant German to a draw in Mannheim last Friday, although most people believed Murray deserved the decision.

Honourable Sturm did offer Matthew Macklin a second chance when he narrowly defeated him, but Matthew snubbed that opportunity.

Murray, 29, is so desperate for another shot at Sturm he would even make another trip to Germany.

Martin said:  “Sturm has proved himself to be a great champion, and a man everybody in boxing respects.

“After his controversial win over Macklin in the summer he offered a rematch, but was turned down.

“I like to think that Sturm will do the same to me. Unlike Macklin, I will accept and go to Germany once again.

 “Although I believe the decision was wrong, myself and my team were treated with respect all week by Sturm, his team, German media and fans.”

Murray’s promoter Ricky Hatton is a big fan of Sturm who has now defended his crown 11 times during his second reign.

Hatton hopes to discuss a rematch with Sturm and is even considering asking the WBA to sanction another meeting after their first thriller.

The former two weight world champ added: “I have the upmost respect for Felix Sturm and, myself and Martin were grateful to be given a world title shot.

“But, I feel Felix will lose the respect of the boxing world if he doesn't give Martin a rematch."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Uncle Rodge on 12-09-2011

Strums got no respect left to give away after those two decisions Ricky Lad. Far too polite.

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