Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sturm vs Murray is Set For December 2 in Germany

MARTIN MURRAY will challenge World Boxing Association (WBA) middleweight champion Felix Sturm later this year.

St Helens’ British, Commonwealth and WBA intercontinental champion meets the German superstar at the SAP Arena, Mannheim on Friday 2nd December.

Murray will be bidding to become the first Hatton Promotions fighter to win a world championship crown.

The undefeated 28-year-old said: “I am absolutely buzzing and have so much motivation to go over there and beat Sturm.

“I first knew about the fight in early September, but we couldn’t say anything until the contract was signed.

“I have started an 11 week training camp at Oliver Harrison’s gym and come fight night I will be in the shape of my life.

“I have been ready for this chance for about nine months, but I seemed to slip under the radar because everybody talks about Matthew Macklin and Darren Barker as the main middleweights in Britain.”

Sturm was a controversial points winner over Macklin in June, but Murray insists he has every confidence in the officials.

He added: “I watched Sturm’s defence against Macklin and made it a draw. When it is that close the champion on home soil usually gets the decision and there could be no real complaints.

“The WBA are a fantastic organisation and been very good to me so I will not be worrying about the scoring.

“Anyway, I am better fighter than Macklin and I will go one better than him in December.”

Murray who has won all 23 fights and is ranked three by the WBA will be an underdog when he faces the formidable champion.

Sturm, 32, has lost just two of his 39 contests and will be making the 11th defence of the world title he won for the second time against Javier Castillejo in April 2007.

Murray last fought in June, when he forced Nick Blackwell to quit on his stool after five rounds.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ИATAS on 09-21-2011

Rematch Macklin you cunt

Comment by gingeralbino on 09-21-2011

just read this on the sky website, what a joke. Rematch Macklin.

Comment by Freedom2111 on 09-19-2011

This is a great opportunity for Martin Murray.

Comment by sako5 on 09-19-2011

[QUOTE=problem?;11168098]sturms resume is shaping up to great proportions first a dominant victory over a fellow atg matthew macklin and now if he beats murray who is awesome, will he break the top 10 p4p of all time? i say not…

Comment by juandabomb on 09-19-2011

Felix "Sven Ottke Jr" Sturm fighting who???..Macklin deserves a rematch but it will never happen. Felix Ottke you are a bum, shame on you calling yourself a champion.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Jonas, Saunders, Hall, Kelly, Fowler Win Bouts in Newcastle Canelo: Mayweather's Style Doesn't Make For Attractive Fights Seven British Boxers Head To Finals in Euro Championships Canelo: I Have To Be Smart, Elusive, Not Stand in Front of GGG Loeffler on The Venue Hunt For HBO Super Flyweight Triple Hearn: Ward-Kovalev Stopped Too Early - But Kovalev Was Done McGregor's Coach: Many Respected Boxers Have Offered Help Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn Picked Up By BoxNation Taras Shelestyuk Returns on 'Locked and Loaded' - July 1 Jermain Taylor is Broke, Facing Multiple Lawsuits Bryant Jennings, Top Rank Officially Announce Promotional Deal World Boxing Super Series - Live Draft on July 8 Hearn: Ward-Kovalev Not Promoted Right, I Would've Smashed It! Canelo-Golovkin: There Isn't Any Legitimate Bad Blood Alan Sanchez Faces Miguel Huerta in Woodland, California SHO's Espinoza: All Early Bets on McGregor To Beat Mayweather De La Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin Winner is No. 1 Pound-for-Pound Hopkins: Kovalev Stoppage Was Legit, Ward Wore Him Down George Groves Daring Zeuge To Enter World Boxing Super Series Fenech Backs Horn To Shock Pacquiao in History Making Fight Skoglund, Nielsen Brothers Could Be in Line For WBSS Tourney Wilder's Manager: We Want To Have All The Titles in 12 Months Gomera, Lee Make Weight For WBA Asia Title Bout in South Korea Video: Bernard Hopkins Talks Ward-Kovalev, Canelo-GGG Tony Weeks Owes Apologies to Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward Photos: Canelo, Golovkin - Go Face To Face in Los Angeles! Davis vs. Salido Being Eyed For Mayweather-McGregor PPV? Canelo: The Mayweather-McGregor Fight Will Hurt Boxing A lot Alimento Makes 30-day Mandatory Weight for WBC Regional Mayweather-McGregor: A Look Back at The Verbal Sparring Jennings: Joshua Should Jump Right on Klitschko in Rematch Canelo Admits He is "Obsessed" With Giving GGG His First Loss Oscar Valdez: I'm Not Afraid To Risk Record, I Want Gary Russell Jr. DiBella on Mayweather-McGregor: De La Hoya - Shut The F*** Up! Wilder's Manager Likes Idea of Return on Mayweather-McGregor Roach: Pacquiao Lost A lot of His Crowd Due To Lack of Knockouts Dmitry Bivol To Take Some Time Off, Return Planned For The Fall Canelo Paying No Mind to Being Underdog Against Golovkin Photos: Sammy Valentin Putting in Work For Giovani Santillan Boxer Killed By Masked Gunmen After Leaving Gym in Mexico City
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement