Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Murray Gears Up for Battle of Britain at the O2 with Groves

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Murray Gears Up for Battle of Britain at the O2 with Groves

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MARTIN Murray is relishing the opportunity to finally have a huge fight in the UK when he takes on George Groves at the O2 Arena on June 25.

Salford-trained Murray will take on Groves for the WBA international title, with the fight also acting as an eliminator for the WBA world supermiddleweight title.

Murray has been chasing a showdown with Groves for a while, and he is eagerly looking forward to the contest.

"This is a fight I've wanted for a while and I'm delighted it's been made," said Murray.

"I've had some huge profile fights all over the world against Gennady Golovkin, Sergio Martinez and Arthur Abraham but never had the big one in the UK.

"This is a fight that British fight fans can really get their teeth into and I'm looking forward to getting the win and moving on to challenging for the world title later in the year. …

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