By Kamil Messani
Last month the EBU designated two official challengers for the vacant European middleweight title: Martin Murray (24-0, 10KOs) of England and Julien Marie Sainte (33-2, 24KOs) of France.
There were negotiations and a serious proposal was made for a fight to take place in the month of December in Paris. The proposal was refused by Murray's team and Hatton Promotions. Murray is reportedly still on course to fight for a vacant WBA interim-title on the undercard of Ricky Hatton's anticipated comeback at the MEN Arena in Manchester