Four-time world title challenger Martin Murray is full of fire ahead of his return.
The St Helens hero takes on Sladan Janjanin on a packed #MTKFightNight at Liverpool’s Olympia on November 15 – live on ESPN+ in the US in association with Top Rank and on iFL TV worldwide.
With his close friend and former trainer Oliver Harrison recently passed away, Murray has been reminiscing about the cherished time they spent together while he continues to train harder than ever alongside Rocky Fielding under Jamie Moore.
Murray said in a release: “I’m back loving boxing. Maybe it’s because of Oliver Harrison… I’ve been watching a lot of old DVDs of the two of us working together and it’s got me fired up.
“Nine years I’ve been training with Rocky and we’ve been absolutely everywhere together. We’ve been to places like Monaco, South Africa, Germany, and Argentina together. I was there when he won his world title.
“It’s always good to be training alongside a world-class fighter like Rocky and as well as that, he’s a top mate.
“Rocky and I haven’t started sparring yet but we’ll use each other if it’s appropriate. There are no easy spars with him – he doesn’t know how to take it easy! It always ends up in a big humdinger…
“I’ve been mixing up my training and doing some Thai boxing. It’s a good new challenge and very interesting. I’m doing it purely for enjoyment at the moment but who knows; maybe I’ll end up having a Thai boxing fight one day.”
Alongside Murray vs. Janjanin and Fielding vs. Abdallah Paziwapazi are the likes of Liverpool’s Olympic heroine Tasha Jonas, former Team Great Britain star Blane Hyland and many more expected to be announced.