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Martin Murray: I’ll move up for Carl Froch, Eddie Hearn make it happen!

Phil Jay 30/03/2015

Naoki Fukuda

Three-time world middleweight title challenger Martin Murray has reiterated his willingness to move up in weight to challenge 168lb champion Carl Froch in a future UK super-fight.

Murray, 32, is weighing up his options on the back of his failed attempt at dethroning formidable 160lb king Gennady Golovkin in Monte Carlo last February and believes Froch would be the ideal starting point for a potential campaign eight pounds higher.

“For people asking, I’d gladly move up to super-middleweight and fight Carl Froch,” said Murray on Monday. “(It’s a) Great fight for fans and it would be a war. Eddie Hearn make it happen!”

Working as a pundit for Sky Sports over the weekend, Froch hinted that he could retire as he approaches almost a year out of the ring since his victory at Wembley against George Groves, and given his recent actions, a clash with Murray looks unlikely.

‘The Cobra’ dropped his IBF title rather than fight another British rival in James DeGale in the spring, so the likeliness that the 37 year-old would be willing to agree a Murray fight is virtually zero. Froch is eyeing a huge Las Vegas swansong fight in the

Froch is eyeing a huge Las Vegas swansong fight in the summer if any, and the St Helens man may be better off looking elsewhere for his impending debut at the super middleweight limit.

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