Advertisement
Advertisement

Martin Murray Rejects Andy Lee Offer, Eyes Bigger Purse

By Pawel Pronishev

According to undefeated middleweight contender Martin Murray (23-0-1, 10KOs), promoter Lou DiBella needs to offer more money if he wants him to face Irish star Andy Lee (27-1, 19KOs) in Madison Square Garden on March 17th, as part of the undercard to Sergio Martinez's upcoming bout with Matthew Macklin. Lee's camp is focusing their attention on Murray after British boxer Darren Barker turned down an offer to fight. Murray is coming off a close points draw with WBA champion Felix Sturm and says he would be "confident of beating" Lee.

“I would definitely be open to fighting Andy Lee on March 17th but it’s got to be worth it,” Murray told Mirror Sport. “Lou DiBella has put an offer in but it’s not right at all so we’ve rejected it. I know that Andy is a world class fighter and trained by a world class trainer. I think me and him would make for a great fight. Andy is by all accounts a good guy too. He contacted me on twitter wishing me luck for the Sturm fight which I thought was good of him. I’d love to fight in Madison Square Garden and it would be a perfect opportunity for me to get noticed in America.”

Tags: Andy Lee image   Martin Murray image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by UglyPug on 01-03-2012

damnit! i don't blame him for not wanting to get picked apart by lee for a payday of probably around 100k. . . but still, lee needs to stay busy until he gets his martinez or sturm shot. . .…

Comment by Evil Abed on 01-03-2012

Lee-Quillin or Lee-Guerrero dammit.

Comment by DoktorSleepless on 01-03-2012

This is disappointing. Would have made a decent pick'em scrap. Andy Lee seriously needs to step up against a top 10 guy already. Maybe Dibella could bring in Proksa.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Clearing The Deck For The Fall: BoxingScene Ratings Update Golovkin Ready To Jump Right Back To The UK For Saunders Fight Gamache Warns Not To Underestimate Svensson in Lauren Bout Chisora To Whyte: Let's Do It and I'll Whoop Your Ass - It's Easy! Canelo Jabs Critics: Nobody Will Pressure Me Into Golovkin Fight! Chocolatito To Finish With 113 Rounds of Sparring For Cuadras Imminent Big Fights Prompt 2017 Wish List Canelo Smiles: Lara Calling Out GGG, Golovkin Won't Fight Him! Danny Roman Hopes To Continue Raising His Competition Joseph Parker's Younger Brother To Make Pro Debut on October 1 David Lemieux Had Surgery To Repair a Torn Meniscus Jean-Claude Van Damme Wants Mayweather-Pacquiao II Eric Molina: If No David Price - Bring on David Haye Showdown! Del Valle Provides a Tough Litmus Test For De La Hoya, Team Says Canelo: I'm Making History - Golovkin is Older and Fought Nobody! Rosado, Monroe Exchange Harsh Words Ahead of Sept. 17 Fight Ray Edwards, Former NFL Veteran, Inks Boxing Promotional Pact Rosado-Monroe Winner Could Get Canelo Next, Says Golden Boy VP Diego De La Hoya: Just Having The Last Name is Not Enough Jermall Charlo is NOT Yet on Board For Julian Williams Defense Tommy Oosthuizen Resumes Career With a Stoppage Win Peralta Parks Cab in The Garage, Ready For Guerrero Rematch De La Hoya: Canelo in The Process of Being a Worldwide Superstar Canelo vs. Smith: Sadam Ali, Eddie Gomez Added To The Card Kid Galahad: Brook Will Beat Golovkin in Style, Box His Ears Off! Malignaggi: I Wouldn't Mind a Shot at David Peralta Next P. Fury: Brook in a Win-Win Position Against Gennady Golovkin David Price Eager To Face Joseph Parker on Joshua Card Crolla Very Motivated To Topple Jorge Linares in 'Legacy Fight' Ricky Burns, if He Beats Relikh, To Land Adrien Broner Next? Mayweather vs. Pacquiao PPV: Strange Twist in Waiter Lawsuit Lauren's Trainer: Svensson Never Fought Anyone on This Level Teddy Atlas: Nobody at 147 is in a Hurry To Face Errol Spence Abel Ramos Breaks Down Juan Jesus Rivera in Six Rounds Edwards Gaining Steam in Camp as Casimero Bout Nears "Fighting Words" - Guerrero, Angulo and the Right Time To Go Canelo: Ready To Face Golovkin? He Has To Be Ready For Me! Two Olympians Investigated For Gambling Allegations in Rio Sammy Valentin Joins WBO Drug Free Kids Movement In Tampa Canelo, Smith No Longer VADA Testing - No Cause For Concern
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement