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 Last update:  2/13/2014       Read more by Terence Dooley         
   
John Murray Replaces Injured Anthony Crolla on 3/1 Bill
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By Terence Dooley 

Eddie Hearn of Matchroom and John Murray have confirmed that the Manchester-based boxer will meet John Simpson at Glasghow's SECC on March 1st.  Anthony Crolla was due to meet Simpson, but "Million Dollar" has suffered a cut in training and is now out of the Scotland Vs England clash.

Murray, 32-2 (19), returned to action in November with a fourth-round TKO win over Michael Escobar at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester.  It was Murray's first action since an 11th-round TKO loss to Brandon Rios at Madison Square Garden for the WBA lightweight belt in December 2011; the 29-year-old weighed 140lbs against Escobar, but told me that he will still campaign at lightweight.

Simpson dropped to 25-10 (11) after losing by seventh-round TKO against Tommy Coyle in November.  The Greenock-based boxer was coming off a run of three wins — Paul Appleby (TKO 6), Dai Davies (TKO 2) and Choi Tseveenpurev (L12) — and had put his December 2011 destruction at the fists of Lee Selby to one side before running into Coyle. The 30-year-old is running out of time and chances, as is Murray, and their mutual need for a win should set up a compelling clash on the Eddie Hearn-promoted bill, which is topped by Ricky Burns's WBO lightweight title defence against Terence Crawford.  

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Tags: British Boxing , John Murray , Ricky Burns , John Simpson , Terence Crawford , Eddie Hearn , Burns-Crawford , Burns vs. Crawford


 

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comment by JayCho, on 02-13-2014
[QUOTE=juandabomb]Will Martin Murray PLEASE step up and fight GGG on April 26[/QUOTE] John murray is the light weight, not martin murray the middleweight!!!

comment by chrismart83, on 02-13-2014
Shame for Crolla. Murray Vs Simpson could be fun though. I've enjoyed watching both fighters through-out their career..they both always come to fight, and are in mostly exciting fights. Real question mark over Simpson at 135 for me though..seems to give away alot of size to his opponenet. Mur...

comment by juandabomb, on 02-13-2014
Will Martin Murray PLEASE step up and fight GGG on April 26

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