Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

I'm Seen as Too Dangerous to Go Up against - Murray; Boxing

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

I'm Seen as Too Dangerous to Go Up against - Murray; Boxing

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MARTIN Murray believes he has got the world's best middleweights running for cover.

The unbeaten St Helens star boxes on Hatton Promotions' card at Manchester Arena on November 24, which is topped by Ricky Hatton's comeback bout against Vyacheslav Senchenko. Murray, unbeaten in 25 fights in the professional ranks, hopes to challenge for the vacant WBA interim title on the big bill, but is still waiting to discover his opponent, despite offers being made to several big names.

Murray, 30, said: "We are trying to get the big fights made but it just hasn't been happening.

"I suppose right now I am high risk, low reward for a lot of the champions and big-name challengers.

"Matthew Macklin, Craig McEwan and Andy Lee have all knocked back the chance to face me, but I just have to keep plodding on.

"If I had a world title I would get fights no problem, but without a belt my rivals see me as a danger and have nothing to gain.

"I don't get disappointed because I am still enjoying my training, that is going well and I remain confident that there will be big fights in the near future. …

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