Exclusive: Martin Murray admits being stuck between weights

Phil Jay 23/07/2016

Lawrence Lustig

British super-middleweight Martin Murray is on the lookout for his next fight after a disappointing defeat to UK rival George Groves recently.

After moving up from middleweight in 2015, Murray has suffered losses against world-rated Groves and former world champion Arthur Abraham so will be meeting with promoter Eddie Hearn soon to discuss his future.

Talk of boiling back down to 160 pounds is currently doing the rounds as Murray is linked to fighting British title holder Chris Eubank Jr, although Murray has revealed his ideal weight to WBN, which sadly doesn’t exist.

“I’ve not spoken to Eddie yet. I’ve not had a conversion where we can say, ‘this is where you go at middle’ or ‘this is where you got a super-middle’ so that will happen soon,” Murray exclusively told World Boxing News.

“In an ideal world, super-middleweight is the weight for me but I’m not big at the weight. I really felt the difference when I fought George Groves. I think he struggles to make 168 but I struggle to make 160 so that was the difference.

“I’d say 11st 10lbs is the perfect weight for me but there is no 164 pound division. I’m just caught in between weight divisions. If the big fights are there though I’ll happily go down to middle but I think there are big fights at 168 also.

“I want big fight now so no warm-ups at all for me. I want to fight people who are on my level so we will just have to see what comes up.

“If Eubank Jr. wants to come up to 164 then so be it but I don’t think he would,” he added.