Aussie middleweight Jarrod Fletcher has stated that his scheduled clash against two-time world title challenger Martin Murray is off following the Briton’s withdrawal from the Monte Carlo fight.
The 30 year-old made the announcement on Wednesday, although Fletcher did explain that he will still feature on the February 1 bill, which is to be topped by full WBA title holder Gennady Golovkin’s defence against Osumanu Adama.
“I’m a little disappointed, but there is no point in getting down,” said Fletcher. “I am still fighting which is the main thing. I just have to focus on my preparation which is going well. Just over three weeks to go until fight time. It doesn’t matter who I fight. I’m focused and ready for this.”
Fletcher’s team have claimed that ‘Left Jab’ will still fight for the interim WBA middleweight title which would mean that Murray, 31, has been stripped of his title, although this is not yet confirmed.
The news represents another setback for Murray, who has now missed out on fights with Fletcher, compatriot Garth Wood and former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for one reason or another over the past few months.
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