John Murray Reflects on The Past, Wants a Major Belt

European lightweight champion John Murray has yet to make his fortune - but hopes signing with promoter Frank Warren will change all that.

The Mancunian has revealed that despite the UK's current longest winning record of 30 fights, there were times in the past when he was forced to borrow money from his brother and drive an old banger to training.

But he could hit the jackpot later this year because Warren wants him to fight for a world title.

Murray has his first fight for Warren on Saturday, a defence of his European crown at Bethnal Green's York Hall, against Spain's Karim El Ouazghari.

"I was under financial strain in the past," said the 26-year-old.

"It was very difficult to make money and get by. There were times when I had to borrow money to pay the rent. I remember I twice had to borrow money off my brother Joe, and he was still an amateur!

 I would see other fighters driving around in much nicer cars while I would be in my Fiat Punto, but that has made me a much more hungry fighter.

"I don't think I have had the perks yet as a pro fighter, but it has kept me very hungry. But once I get this world title fight the money will come.

"I'm sure Frank will keep me busy get that world title fight and get a big big pay day that I think I deserve."

 If he wins that world title he will be in a Rolls Royce!

 I honestly believe he can fight for a world title before the end of the year.

"I want him to get the rust out of his system on April 2, and then get him out again quickly. I am delighted he has signed with me. He has done it the hard way, but with a bit of input from me we can get him over the line."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by leemoorcroft on 03-28-2011

hope he does then fights and beats punk ass mitchel everywere

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Joshua: Losing Scares Me, Stays on Your Record For Eternity Crawford-Horn Rescheduled for June 9 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas Tyson Fury is Reportedly Closing a Deal With Frank Warren Abel Sanchez: After Vera, Soro Wants Castano Rematch Photos: Jose Martinez, Alejandro Santiago Ready For Battle in PR Badou Jack: I'm Coming To Beat Up Adonis Stevenson! Kody Davies Inks With Hayemaker Ringstar, Fights on Bellew-Haye Parker: Joshua Disrespected Press From New Zealand, Samoa Photos: Tyron Zeuge, Isaac Ekpo Ready For Rematch Clash Whyte: This is My Time To Shine, Browne is Good Name To Beat Saunders To Sanchez: Golovkin is My Backup Plan, I'm Not Yours! Parker: I Just Want To Get in There and Bash Anthony Joshua! Mikey Garcia to Keep IBF 140-Pound Title, Baranchyk Bout Ordered Michael Conlan Added To Lomachenko vs. Linares at MSG Photos: Joseph Parker Putting in Work For Anthony Joshua Clash Giyasov, Akhmadaliev, Ahmedov Back on April 21 Holyfield Card Photos: Buglioni-Johnson, Ritson-Cardle, Chisora - Weigh-In Photos: Dillian Whyte, Lucas Browne - Ready For War in London Trainer Expects Career Best Performance From Gervonta Davis Espinoza Explains Making Lara-Hurd Over Lara-Charlo, Hurd-Charlo Sanchez Not Worried if Canelo Falls Out, Saunders is Backup Frank Warren on Billy Joe Saunders' Injury, Frampton-Donaire Liam: When I Beat Ali For WBO Belt - Khan, Brook Will Want Me Life on The Road - Do You Get a Fair Shake? Hearn Dares Team Parker: Make Your Claims To Joshua's Face! Parker Feels Boost From Deontay Wilder's Encouraging Words Avni Yildirm Arrives To Help Canelo Prepare For Golovkin Jeff Horn Helping Hogan Prepare For WBO Eliminator With Kelly Video: Hearn on Dana White Aiming To Sign Anthony Joshua Floyd Mayweather in MMA - Not Betting Against It Sanchez Questions 'Meat' - Says Golovkin Wants To Punish Canelo Ryan Garcia To Return on Canelo-Golovkin Card After KO Win Jose Ramirez Must Fight Regis Prograis, Says WBC Prez Team Estrada Hope To Get Sor Rungvisai Rematch in The Fall NSAC On Golovkin's Claims: No Favoritism For Canelo in Vegas Jerwin Ancajas vs. Jonas Sultan May Land in Bay Area or LA Ruben Villa, LaRon Mitchell Return To Action on April 14 Erislandy Lara: If Hurd Gets Reckless, He'll Get Knocked Out! Michael Grant vs. Michael Sprott Set Down For MBS Arena Max Ornelas vs. Tony Lopez on April 20 in Vegas, BeIN Sports

Latest Active Forum Threads