Froch v Groves: Martin Murray out, Andy Lee in

Phil Jay 20/11/2013

Middleweight rivals Martin Murray and Irishman Andy Lee could conceivably be future opponents but for now one has replaced the other on the forthcoming Carl Froch v George Groves card in Manchester.

Murray was due to fight Sergey Khomitsky on Saturday night at the Phones 4U Arena, although a virus has ended the St Helens fighter’s chances of featuring on the big pay-per-view event.

Former Kronk fighter Lee, 29, is now set to step in at late notice and makes his debut on English shores having fought primarily in the United States and Ireland since his career began back in 2006.

The top 160lb contender recently linked up with Groves’ former trainer Adam Booth, meaning the two will be in the same vicinity following their acrimonious split earlier this year.

Groves and Booth have gone their seperate ways following a succesful stint and ‘The Saint’ meets his greatest match with new trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick.

This latest change marks another reshuffle for the Sky Sports Box Office televised Froch v Groves bill as Olympic champion and heavyweight hopeful Anthony Joshua was forced to pull-out earlier this week.

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