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John Murray: I'll Beat Rios, Then Kevin Mitchell Defense!

By Chris LaBate

Lightweight John Murray (31-1, 18KOs) is planning for immediate revenge. He challenges WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios (28-0, 21KOs) on December 3rd at New York's Madison Square Garden, with the Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito rematch headlining the card. Murray is returning from the first loss of his career, which Kevin Mitchell caused by an eight round stoppage in July. Murray is a big underdog in the fight with Rios, but plans to put together a direct strategy to confuse and beat the champion. If Murray upsets the odds, he wants to make his first defense of the title against Mitchell.

"I was devastated to lose to Mitchell, but there is no quit in me. I’ve watched the fight again and I’ve got to learn from it. I know I can’t take shots like I did in that fight. I’ve gone back to the gym to try to improve and Brandon Rios will be in for a surprise if he thinks this will be another slugfest like that one," Murray told the Manchester Evening News.

"It will be another fight that the fans will love, but I’ve got to be cuter. I’ve got to be similar to how Kevin boxed against me. I’ve got to use my brain and outman him. I want to beat Brandon Rios and then have a rematch with Kevin. I gave him his chance and, hopefully, he will give me my chance for revenge."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 10-14-2011

I never seen this Murray dude fight before but my money still on Rios.

Comment by IronDanHamza on 10-13-2011

:lol1: :lol1: R.I.P John Murray.

Comment by J to the L on 10-13-2011

How the **** has Murray got a shot at Rios? When He got knokced the **** out by Kevin Mitchell. better start asking his promoter some questions!!!

Comment by rampant on 10-13-2011

Murray must learn from his fight with Mitchell if he's going to progress, he is the classic example of someone that up till now has basically been able to do the same thing to all his previous opponents, walk them…

Comment by Alx. on 10-13-2011

i think he has a chance against rios

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