St Helens ace gunning for the WBO champion ________________________________________________________________________________ First title shot since GGG loss on Saturday Martin Murray wants a big win over Jose Miguel Torres at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, to lead to a World title clash with WBO Super Middleweight king Arthur Abraham. Murray challenges Torres for the WBA Inter-Continental…
Martin Murray faces tough Columbian September 5th
Columbian provides latest test for St Helens man, now at Super Middleweight.
Martin Murray will face Jose Miguel Torres at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on September 5, live on Sky Sports.
Murray is set for his first championship bout since facing Middleweight star Gennady Golovkin for the World title in February, and the St Helens star is gunning for his first strap at 168lbs in his quest to land World honours.
Experienced Colombian Torres has claimed his last four wins inside the distance and the 36 year old is taking Murray’s example by stepping up to Super Middleweight as he looks to thwart the plans of the Brit in his 38th contest.
“This is the perfect fight for Martin and his first real test since the Golovkin fight,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.
“Torres always comes to fight, is exciting to watch and can really punch. He has been in at elite level and neither will take a step backwards in Leeds.”
Murray’s clash with Torres is part of a huge night of action in Yorkshire as Josh Warrington defends his Commonwealth and WBC International Featherweight titles against Joel Brunker.
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