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John Murray is Aiming For The WBC Lightweight Title

John Murray has briefly had the WBC world title wrapped around his waist - now he wants it there permanently.

Murray got the prestigious "world" belt after winning the WBC Youth Lightweight title back in 2006.

It was handed to him as a stand-in for his own title ahead of a photo call at Alexandra Palace.

But following his successful European lightweight title defence at the weekend against Karim El Ouzaghari, he wants the 135lb one for keeps.

"Junior Witter won the WBC title that night, and that belt was the only one on hand to give to John," said trainer Joe Gallagher.

"John had to give it back sharpish, but now he wants the real thing."

Murray is already WBC number two in the rankings, and will have only strengthened his position with his victory at York Hall.

"Hopefully I impressed," he said.

"I want that world title shot in 2011 so much.

"I've been talking to promoter Frank Warren about the next step, and there should be something in the pipeline.

"I've definitely put myself in the shop window with that win at the weekend, and I'm ready to move up in class."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chrismart on 04-05-2011

I like watching Murray, a gritty fighter who is usually in decent fights. I personally dont see him getting a World Title though. Id like to see him fight Mitchell then take things from there.

Comment by Roja's480 on 04-05-2011

humberto soto has the wbc belt doesnt he if he does murray wil get ktfo

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 04-05-2011

Who has the belt now? Surely that's something that should be in the ****ing article.

Comment by tonyjones on 04-05-2011

from wot i seen him of him which is not much admittedly,he's a poor mans hatton imo.

Comment by Chew BackAtacha on 04-05-2011

Everybodys allowed a bad day at the office. Every boxer has my respect. Still, your asking to be shot down if your talking about filling up the M.E.N and winning world titles. walk before you run, lets see Murray beat…

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