Murray to face French champ in Manchester

Martin Murray will face French middleweight champion Karim Achour at Manchester’s Velodrome on June 16th on the undercard on Scott Quigg v Rendall Munroe for the vacant WBA interim Super-Bantamweight title.

Unbeaten British champion Murray drew against WBA super champion Felix Sturm last year and is patiently waiting for another world title challenge.

But 25-year-old Achour who has won 13 of his 15 fights will provide stern opposition for Murray who is ranked in the top five by the WBA, WBC and WBO.

Hatton Promotions CEO Ricky Hatton said: “Martin is being patient, but I am certain we will deliver another major fight later this year.

“In the meantime it is all about keeping him busy and winning against decent opposition.

“Since the Sturm fight a match against WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr fell through, but he got over that by getting straight back into the gym.

“Achour is a decent test for Martin in his first fight since Sturm, but I am predicting a big performance that will prove he’s Britain’s number one middleweight.”

The bill is also the last one to be televised by Sky under their contract with Hatton.

Ticket prices are now on sale priced £125 (VIP Inner Ringside + exclusive cash bar), £100 Ringside, £55, £35 and £30. You can purchase tickets by calling Hatton Promotions hotline 01925 755 222

 

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