Advertisement
Advertisement

John Murray Gets License Back, Ready To Thrill Again

By Terence Dooley

Manchester’s John Murray had cause for a double celebration this week.  The “Murray Machine” became a father and also learned that the BBBoC have cleared him to fight again, pending successful completion of a medical.  Murray had been forced to withdraw from a 2012 showdown with domestic lightweight rival Gavin Rees because of a swollen pituitary gland and worked as a road digger while waiting to find out if he would ever fight again.

Murray had been due to meet Rees last November only to see the Board’s stringent, and impeccable, safety procedures temporarily throw his future into disarray.  Now, though, the 28-year-old former English, British and European champion has been given the green light to resume his boxing career.

“Mike [Marsden, his manager] says I was given the all-clear to apply for my license yesterday,” said Murray when confirming the news to BoxingScene.  “I just need to get my medical done again — because it is a while since I’ve had them — and get back on it in the gym.  I’m happy, people won’t see me around again for a bit now because I’ll be in the gym getting ready to fight.  The baby [a little girl] is doing well, she sleeps most of the time!"

Murray’s last fight was a torrid 11th-round stoppage loss to Brandon Rios for the WBA 135lb title in December 2011.  Prior to this, Kevin Mitchell stopped him in the eight round of a brutal war.  The Mitchell defeat halted Murray’s 31-fight undefeated run, but he said that the rest has done him good and expects to come back stronger.

“There’s two losses on my record now, Mitchell and Rios, but there are a few more years in me yet, no matter what people say,” added Murray.

Please send news and views to [email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing.

Tags: John Murray image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taansend on 05-11-2013

Best of luck to him. Not world level but he can be involved in some decent bouts at British, Commonwealth & Euro level.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina SHO Double LIVE Results From DC Photos: Hughie Fury's Severe Cut Above His Left Eye Hughie Fury Suffers Bad Cut, Gets Technical Nod Over Fred Kassi Amir Khan Eyes MMA: I Fancy My Chances With Conor McGregor! Jamie Conlan Wins FOTY War To Get Title: Walsh Retains His Belt Andy Lee Sets Record Straight on Rumors of Daniel Jacobs Bout Video: Eddie Hearn Discusses Tony Bellew's Big Title Card Video: Theophane on Mayweather-Broner, Jack-DeGale, More Video: Eddie Hearn Talks Anthony Joshua, Kell Brook, Tyson Fury James DeGale: I Want To One Day Be The Pound For Pound Best IBF To Order Shingo Wake vs. Jonathan Guzman For Vacant Title Hughie Fury vs. Fred Kassi LIVE Results: Vijender Singh Wins Photos: Andre Dirrell, Anthony Dirrell, Guzman Get WIns in AC Cameron Dunkin Details His Up and Comers Within Stable Victor Ortiz's Coach on Berto Rematch: It's a Must-Win For Both Warren: I Think Fury Has Klitschko's Number - Mentally, Physically Zac Dunn Stops Les Sherrington In Three, Eyes Title Shot Chilemba Vows To Not Leave Fate in Judges' Hands Versus Kovalev Ramirez's Trainer: Golovkin is Great Fighter, But He's Not a Machine Thurman Will Focus on Danny Garcia's WBC Belt After Porter Hearn: Brook vs. Vargas Possible, Peterson Still in The Running Frank Warren on Hughie Fury-Fred Kassi, Liverpool's Big Win Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-Garcia, Golovkin-Canelo, More James DeGale is Eager To End The Callum Smith Hype Train Canelo's Coach Rejects Claim That Khan's Chin is Poor: It's a Myth! Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II: Pre-Fight Report Card Lipinets: Me and Ortiz Went To War in Camp, He'll Beat Berto Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Now Battle Over - Mike Tyson Canelo's Coach: Golovkin Has Beaten Nobody, Lower Level Foes! Casimero Vows To Get Revenge on Amnat Ruenroeng on May 25 Dirrell Brothers, Jonathan Guzman Win Big In Atlantic City Orlando Salido Reacts To Francisco Vargas' Positive Drug Test Pano Tiatia, Other Dunkin Fighters Set For Action on Victory Card Beibut Shumenov Files Protest Against Dorticos-Kalenga WBA Clash Marquez Pleads With Canelo, De La Hoya To Make Golovkin Fight Povetkin: Wilder's 'Klitschko Tactics' Won't Work, Maybe He's Nervous Photos: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Try To Intimidate Each Other Photos/Weights: Pedro Campa vs. Jose Alfaro, More Hearn Explains Rift With DeGale, Situation With Haymon - Video Video: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Tense Face To Face at Weighin
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement