Martin Murray describes his world title challenge against Billy Joe Saunders as "kind of like my last chance".
On April 14th, the St Helens' man aims to become the first man to defeat Saunders, on a double world title show alongside Terry Flanagan v Maurice Hooker.
Speaking on the latest BoxNation Podcast, Murray admits that on his day Billy Joe is one of of the best boxers on the globe.
"There has been times where he's not looked the best when he's been fighting lesser opposition. The same can be said about myself. But when he's up for it and he knows he's got to put on a show, like he did against Lemieux, the guy is one of the best middleweights in the world.
"I really rate Billy. I know he's gonna be thinking that I'm not an easy fight, which I'm not. I've proved that many times," added the 35-year-old.
Murray was unfortunate to be on the wrong side of decision verdicts in his first two World Title fights at 160 pounds. In 2011 his bout with Felix Sturm ended in a draw, while Sergio Martinez was given the nod at the end of their 2013 contest in Argentina.
"This is kind of like my last chance now," admitted the Merseysider. "I've only officially been beaten once off at middleweight. Obviously I got the [Gennady] Golovkin loss, the Sturm draw and the Martinez loss. I only look at one of those losses as being genuine and that was to Golovkin.
"I'm still a force to be reckoned with. I'm still one of the best middleweights in the world, and I'm confident going into the fight. It's going to be a tough fight, but I know that I've got it in me to go in and do the job."
This will be Murray's fifth effort at landing world glory. One of his former opponents George Groves took four attempts to finally be crowned World Champion, which is something Murray takes motivation from.
"It's now or never. I can't complain about having chances, this is my fifth one! I do take inspiration from someone like Groves coming off back-to-back losses against Carl Froch, a lot of people writing him off. This could potentially be my last training camp, so I'm going to give it everything I've got!"
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