Arthur Abraham-Martin Murray II in Play, Nov. 12 in Monaco

By Per Ake Persson

Former WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (45-5) will fight Martin Murray (33-4-1) on November 12 in Monte Carlo, writes the always well informed Bild am Sonntag in Germany, in what appears to be an eliminator for another shot at the title now held by Gilbert Ramirez.

Abraham beat Murray on a close, split decision in November of 2015 and then lost the title to Ramirez in April of this year - but has since then bounced back with a win over Tim-Robin Lihaug. Murray comes in off a decision loss to countryman George Groves.

On that same card, Jason Sosa is defending his WBA 'regular' super featherweight title against Stephen Smith.


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To focus the spotlight on this, the WBC Ring Officials will wear an emblematic pink ribbon to remind us of the life saving priority of having regular check ups.

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STAFFORD stalwart Rob Hunt is dreaming of becoming his town’s first ever British champion.
The 30-year-old returns to action against Atherton danger man William Warburton on Hatton Boxing’s ‘The Beginning’ event in Stoke on Saturday night (October 1).
And he’s hoping a top class performance will propel him into title contention.
“I’m at that stage of my career where I want to win something meaningful,” he said. “I’d like to win the Midlands title back and I’d love a shot at the English, but every boxer dreams of winning a British title.
“I don’t know if Stafford has ever had a British champion so it’d be huge if I can get there. I’m not trying to get ahead of myself because I know what it’ll take to get in contention, but if I was offered the change to fight for it I’d take it in a heartbeat.”
Hunt, who combines his training with working as a builder, was flying up the rankings in 2015 following victories over Amir Unsworth and Sullivan Mason. However, one punch meant the wheels came off in his clash with Karl Wiggins last October.
“It’s one of those things,” he said. “My career seemed to be really taking off and Wiggins caught me with a shot and that was that.
“I was gutted to have lost the Midlands belt, but that’s boxing. I can’t dwell on it, I just need to dust myself down and get on with putting my career back on the right track.
“I think this fight with Warburton has come at the right time for me. I’ve only fought once this year and he’s the sort of test I need.
“He’s a lot better than his record and he’s not one to be taken lightly. I know he’s not going to make the numbers up. He’s going to come and have a go, which is what I like because it brings the best out of me.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AneesMoha on 10-02-2016

I hope Murray pulls this off and goes on to win the big one just once. Then he needs to retire. Coming close and coming up just short or being robbed as often as it has happened to Murray must…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 10-02-2016

[QUOTE=j0zef;17091286]I thought Murray wanted to go back down to MW.. I guess he didn't feel Arthur's power last time so it's his way of not killing himself to make weight and not feel like he's overpowered. He lost clearly the…

Comment by 13777 on 10-02-2016

When fighting in Germany, bring this lady to take care of the judges [IMG][/IMG]

Comment by Ganondorf on 10-02-2016

If Murray stays busy, Abe might block all day but Martin don't want to get caught.

Comment by j0zef on 10-02-2016

[QUOTE=NateHound;17091316]I and MANY others disagree. Thought a case could be made for either man but in no way was it a clear loss. Think maybe you should give it a rewatch.[/QUOTE]That's fine that you disagree. That's your right. My right…

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