Martin Murray's Monte Carlo Bout To Land on BoxNation
LONDON - British world title hopeful Martin Murray will be back in action, live and exclusive on BoxNation, when he takes on Max Bursak for the vacant WBC Silver middleweight title on June 21st from Monte Carlo.
The 30-year-old ace, who is ranked amongst the best 160 pounders around, returns to the ‘Channel of Champions’ for the first time since his highly controversial loss to reigning WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.
The St Helens man travelled to the hostile and thunder hit Buenos Aires last year, when he fought in front of a crowd of 40,000 at the Estadio José Amalfitani, home to Argentine football club Velez Sarsfield.
Twice decking Martinez, with only one being ruled an official knockdown, Murray out hustled his Argentine foe before succumbing to the judges’ scorecards in which he lost a unanimous decision.
He bounced back following the contentious decision with wins over Sergey Khomitsky before overcoming Ishmael Tetteh in April, and has promised fireworks when he meets Bursak, who has a record of 29 wins in his 32 fights with only two defeats.
“Training is going brilliant, I’m feeling really well, I’m focused and I’m up for the fight. I can’t wait to get in the ring. It’s great to fight on BoxNation again and know that all the fans back home can tune in and watch me fight. I’m going to put on a great performance and make it a night not to be missed,” said Murray.
Murray was ringside when the Ukrainian last fought and knows he’ll need to be at his very best to not only win but look impressive, with a glittering performance putting him in line for the victor of Martinez’s and Miguel Cotto’s crunch clash this weekend, also live and exclusive on BoxNation.
“I watched Bursak in February when he fought in Monte Carlo against Jarrod Fletcher and I thought he was unlucky not to get the decision. He’s a tough fighter and you don’t have to go looking for him, he’s just there,” Murray said.
“He’s a real brawler and what he lacks in skill he makes up for in toughness and experience. We’ve both had nearly 10 weeks notice for this fight so I know he’ll be up for it and I’m expecting him to be in the best shape he’s ever been,” he said.
Murray joins a sizzling summer lineup on BoxNation which kicks-off this weekend with Martinez-Cotto, plus Stuart Hall defending his world title against Paul Butler; with heavyweight hitman David Price also back on a monster night of action.
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[QUOTE=Hougigo;14623134]This goes 12 with Murray in a close-ish decision. He'll most likely go after Sturm or Fletcher/Jacobs winner[/QUOTE] Murray is likely my favourite Brit along with Frampton,Burns and Brook,I can't and won't buy into any of the other hype jobs,plying…Comment by Hougigo on 06-04-2014
[QUOTE=Mikhnienko;14623365]What i'm saying is if he plans on retiring why waste his time with a low paying title defense when he could drop the belt and face Golovkin for good money defending the RING belt and not have to lose…Comment by junior gong on 06-04-2014
I like Murray, good solid pro and so unlucky to have been stiffed against Sturm and Martinez. Hopefully he can build a bit of momentum here, he'll provide a stern test for any MW, GGG included.Comment by Mikhnienko on 06-04-2014
[QUOTE=Hougigo;14623327]We he has to face Rubio or face being stripped, so that'll happen in Argentina. He'll still hope for a big fight though while holding onto his belt. Won't be forced inot that zbik position since he can go to…Comment by Hougigo on 06-04-2014
[QUOTE=Mikhnienko;14623293]If Sergio wins he has one more fight on his HBO contract and you know they won't approve Rubio. If the improbable does happen and he fights Golovkin perhaps he does it without the WBC belt with Murray and Rubio…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (13)