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John Murray is Ready To Bang: "I Want Brandon Rios!"

Undefeated European lightweight champion John Murray has targeted a world title showdown with new boxing star Brandon Rios.
 
The heavy-handed American lifted the WBA World lightweight title on Saturday night with a 10th round stoppage of Miguel Acosta.
 
And Murray has put the unbeaten 24-year-old to the top of his hit list.
 
The pair were pencilled to meet for the WBC Youth lightweight title a few years ago and more recently an eliminator for the world title, but now a meeting at 135 pounds could be a much bigger fight.
 
Also, Murray is positioned at number six in the Ring Magazine lightweight rankings, just one spot below Rios.
 
"Rios is a real quality operator, and his unbeaten record shows that and he's the kind of fighter I would love to face," said the Mancunian.
 
"He strong, come-forward, throwing plenty of bombs and looks to walk you down, and matched against my all-action style it would be one explosive fight.
 
"I'm glad that he's won the world title because it lines up a cracking fight between me and him down the line.
 
"I've made no secret of the fact that I want to be a world champion, and if I'm going to do that, then Rios is the kind of guy I need to beat.
 
The red-hot 26-year-old - who has the longest undefeated run in British boxing at 30 wins - signed terms with top promoter Frank Warren earlier this year.
 
Murray added, "I'll fight anyone out there and I mean it,"
 
"I threw my name into the hat for a fight against Amir Khan and was willing to step up a weight to do it, but instead he chose Paul McCloskey.
 
"I also agreed to come to London to fight Kevin Mitchell in his own backyard, so I don't think anyone can question my desire to fight the big names out there."
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dantheman1983 on 03-01-2011

Leave it to Marquez to outbox Rios, Murray needs to dispatch Mitchell before anything else which is a 50/50 for me.

Comment by Trigg on 03-01-2011

Exciting while it lasts, with Rios stopping him mid to late

Comment by right hand jab on 03-01-2011

[QUOTE=Sparked_1985;10169049]Mitchell is going to stop him. He's so far ahead of himself.[/QUOTE] Not a chance, Mitchell's finished!

Comment by MXboxingfan on 02-28-2011

John Murray is scheduled to fight on May 21. He should cancel that fight and schedule a fight between him and Brandon Rios instead.

Comment by koolttt on 02-28-2011

John Murray is way over his head with this one.

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