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 Last update:  12/15/2013       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Martin Murray To Fight For "Regular" WBA Title Next?
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Martin Murray edged past old rival Sergey Khomitsky at the ExCeL Arena in London before it was revealed he would fight for a world title in February.

Murray produced a very flat performance against veteran Khomitsky, falling behind in the fight before establishing a lead after the halfway stage on an eight rounder.

The fight had been postponed from three weeks ago when the St Helens middleweight was struck down with a virus, but he refused to blame the illness on a substandard performance.

"I was very flat," he told Sky Sports after getting a 77-75 verdict. "It was good to get eight rounds in and blow the cobwebs off for a big fight next year but it was a very disappointing performance.

"I'm not going to blame anything on the virus but it is quite hard getting up for the fight after last time. It was the same after fighting Felix Sturm. I was fit but the performance was flat."

Promoter Ricky Hatton then told Sky that a deal had been made for a world title fight next year, although he wouldn't reveal who it would be against.

"There'll be a big announcement next week," said Hatton. "We've secured Martin a great opportunity and I think he's going to be third time lucky. Next year is going to be his year."

Murray has twice failed to win a world title in controversial circumstances - drawing with Felix Sturm before losing a narrow decision to Sergio Martinez in April.

Rumours are that Gennady Golovkin is about to be elevated to 'super champion' status by the WBA, leaving Murray to fight for the newly vacant 'regular' strap.

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comment by giacomino, on 12-15-2013
[QUOTE=artfuL_]More reason for GGG to be ducked and dodged when paper titles can be made out of thin air. Sigh... what a sh*t era.[/QUOTE] Same thing they did for Braehmer yesterday. It will be a setup fight at home to guarantee a bull**** "world title." If you can't actually beat a beltho...

comment by Koba-Grozny, on 12-15-2013
[QUOTE=Jloro]Oh yay he can get a replica of what GGG has with no meaning whatsoever and then Unify it with GGG lol[/QUOTE] This sounds fishy to me tho. I was hoping for Murray vs GGG, but if that fight was getting made why the hell create an extra belt - sounds to me like they're thinking of a d...

comment by artfuL_, on 12-15-2013
More reason for GGG to be ducked and dodged when paper titles can be made out of thin air. Sigh... what a sh*t era.

comment by Jloro, on 12-15-2013
Oh yay he can get a replica of what GGG has with no meaning whatsoever and then Unify it with GGG lol

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