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Martin Murray is Open To an Andy Lee Showdown

By Phil D. Jay

Former world title challenger Martin Murray is growing frustrated in his attempt to lure some of the top domestic middleweights into a high-profile bout and could turn to Billy Joe Saunders for a British title defence.

The 29 year-old, who pushed WBA champion Felix Sturm to a draw in December 2011, has constantly been linked to fights with Matthew Macklin and Darren Barker, although the two former European champions have spurned his advances.

“We have tried a few times to get Macklin and Barker to accept a fight and is hasn’t come off,” Murray told World Boxing News.

“With both fighters having fights lined up in September, Billy Joe Saunders may get his wish.

“I think he should really be concentrating on the likes of Nick Blackwell for the next eighteen months as I haven’t got much to gain from fighting him.

“If I beat him early then I do what I am expected to do and if it goes twelve rounds, people will say that I should have stopped him earlier.

“Saunders is where I was say eighteen months ago when I was chasing Macklin and Barker and getting nowhere.

“Ideally, it’s not the fight I am looking for as it is a backward step, but it’s one I may have to take.”

Murray was then asked whether he would consider Irishman Andy Lee, who lost to WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in his first world title challenge in June and is rumoured to be on the lookout for a fight on UK or Irish soil.

“Andy Lee is a world class fighter,” stated Murray. “I think it would be a great fight and one that would be entertaining for the fans.”

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mcgubligan on 07-29-2012

Middleweight Craig McEwan is back in the country and desperate to test himself against guys like Murray. He boxed Andy Lee's ears off a while back but came up short when he blew himself out. Him and Murray would be…

Comment by any craic lad? on 07-29-2012

Murray aint a bad fighter but this is a winnable fight for Andy and would get a a very good crowd in Limerick or England

Comment by HughJass on 07-29-2012

come on murray your supposed to be british champ no one else is gonna fight you so why not fight billy coz you know he'll beat the **** out of you for twelve rounds and you no it

Comment by Mick Higgs on 07-28-2012

If Martin Murray's not prepared to fight the BBBofC #1 mandatory contender(Billy Joe Saunders) or put his bollox on the line against Darren Barker or Matthew Macklin, then he should relinquish the Lonsdale belt forthwith!

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