Murray: I was shocked Abraham agreed to fight

Matchroom 07/10/2015

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Martin Murray will challenge Arthur Abraham for the WBO World Super Middleweight title at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany on November 21 live on Sky Sports and Sat.1.

The St Helens man will be hoping to claim World honours at the fourth time of asking. Having made the move up to Super Middleweight, following a brave attempt at the formidable Kazakh Gennady Golovkin’s Middleweight titles and titanic tussles for the World titles of Felix Sturm in Germany and Sergio Martinez in Argentina, the 33 year old has recorded three wins inside the distance, and believes now the time has come for him to claim boxing’s ultimate prize.

“I am thrilled to have the chance to face Arthur for the WBO World Super Middleweight title,” said Murray. “I was shocked when Arthur agreed to the fight, it’s one he didn’t have to take so must be confident but I am at my natural weight now and believe on November 21 I will become World champion.

“It’s the fight that I targeted when I chose to move up to Super Middleweight and it’s one that I am confident of winning. I know that Arthur is a great champion and a tough man to beat on his home patch, but my trainer Oliver Harrison and I both believe that we have the formula to take his title.

“I have never been afraid to travel to fight for World titles and this occasion will be no different; I expect lots of Brits to travel to Germany and it will be a fantastic atmosphere and a great fight for the fans in the Arena and watching on Sky Sports and Sat.1.”

Murray title tilt is part of a huge night of World championship action on Sky Sports as Anthony Crolla hosts Darleys Perez at the Manchester Arena in a rematch for the WBA World Lightweight title.

The WBO World Super Middleweight Championship fight between Arthur Abraham and Martin Murray will be broadcast live on Sat.1 in Germany and Sky Sports in the UK. Tickets are available online via www.tickethall.de and www.eventim.de