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Martin Murray-Jorge Navarro For The Vacant WBA Title

MARTIN MURRAY’S patience has been rewarded by getting a crack at the WBA interim middleweight title.

The St Helens star will meet unbeaten Venezuelan Jorge Navarro (12-0) for the vacant crown at Manchester Arena on Saturday November 24, on the bill topped by Ricky Hatton’s comeback fight against Vyacheslav Senchenko.

Murray (24-0-1) has been waiting for another big fight since drawing against then WBA super champion Felix Sturm last December.

His manager Neil Marsh said: “Our team could not have worked any harder to secure a very important contest against a hard hitting unbeaten fighter ranked seventh by the WBA.

“We have tried many big names and for whatever reason, whether it be Martin being avoided or boxing politics we can’t make the fights Martin and the public want.

“In the end Navarro was the only one willing to face Martin on November 24.”

Murray will stage a public work-out at St Helens rugby league ground on Saturday and added: “This is a dangerous fight.

“It has been tough getting an opponent, but Navarro is the only fighter ranked in the top ten willing to fight me.”

And a win against heavy handed Navarro who has ten KO wins will move Murray closer to mixing with other elite 160lb boxers.

Navarro, 27, has been boxing professionally for almost six years and holds the WBA Fedalatin crown.

Murray, 30, is ranked third by the WBA in their latest world rankings, four places above dangerous Navarro and their chief supporting bout will be exciting.

There is more world title action on the bill when Scott Quigg (24-0-1) meets Rendall Munroe (24-2-1) in a vacant interim WBA super-bantamweight title return match. Their summer showdown ended in a technical draw after three rounds because of Munroe’s cut right eye.

On the same bill Sergey Rabchenko (21-0) defends his European light-middleweight crown against Frenchman Cedric Vitu (35-1) and Gary Buckland (26-2) put his British super-featherweight crown on the line against Stephen Foster Jr (30-3-1).

Also in action are Hatton Promotions hopefuls Ashley Theophane (32-5-1), James Dickens (12-0), Adam Etches (9-0) and Scott Jenkins (6-0) and Sam O’Maison (3-0).

Ricky Hatton vs. Vyacheslav Senchenko will be shown live on Primetime, Channel 498 on Sky and Virgin-On-Demand, on Saturday 24th November for only £14.95. To order call 0871 200 4444 or go online to www.primetimeboxing.co.uk .

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 11-07-2012

Navarro has had 12 fights and hasn't beaten anyone ranked in boxrec's top 125 middleweights. Perfect cupcake for a middleweight "title" fight. What, wasn't Milton "Ko'd 1" Nunez or William Joppy not available? BS fight

Comment by Mick Higgs on 11-07-2012

The WBA have to be the laughting sock of World boxing! Both Rigo @ 122Lb & Geale @ 160Lb have proven there worth & should be treated appropriatlly. The Quigg/Munroe fight should be for the British title, not the phoney…

Comment by Clegg on 11-07-2012

They just stripped Geale so I guess they needed another champion at the weight. 6-12 months down the line, if Golovkin does get an offer to fight Sergio, Geale or Quillin, the WBA will probably strip him for not facing…

Comment by kiaba360 on 11-07-2012

Golovkin is being crowned the "World" champion, and Murray/Navarro are fighting for the interim title. It wouldn't make sense to crown GGG the "Super" champion.

Comment by D-MiZe on 11-07-2012

Not a great fight, Navarro looks decent but most importantly it's putting Murray in a title fight position.

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