Fielding, Murray back in action in Liverpool
Former world champions Rocky Fielding and Martin Murray will make his return to action on the #MTKFightNight in Liverpool on July 12.
Fielding, who is back for the first time since losing his WBA world super-middleweight crown to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at Madison Square Garden back in December, will feature live on the streaming service ESPN+ and on iFL TV.
As he prepares to head back for the familiar turf of the Eventim Olympia, ‘Rocky from Stocky’ is brimming with anticipation.
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Fielding said in a press release: “I’m absolutely buzzing to be back. There’s no place like home and the Olympia is really where my career started – I won Prizefighter there and then the English and British titles there too.”
“I’ve been very impressed with the #MTKFightNight series. They’ve been on virtually every weekend and they look great. It’s important to keep getting these up-and-coming fighters exposure.”
“It’s great to be back fighting in front of my home fans. I look at the top names in the division and I believe I’m still up there.”
“I’m looking forward to training alongside my good mate Martin Murray for this one. The last time we were on a bill together, we both won titles so it’ll be special for us both.”
Murray (37-5-1, 17 KOs) is back in business and feels mentally refreshed after his controversial defeat to Hassan N’Dam back in December.
Murray said in the press release: “I’ve been keeping myself fit and doing a lot of training. I’m pushing myself and I know I’m not done physically but mentally, I needed a rest. Now I’m fully refreshed.”
“This short time away from the sport has done me a world of good because I’ve had time to sit down and think about what I really wanted. I’m back and I’m just going to enjoy fighting again.”
“I went back to the gym yesterday and I genuinely loved being back. I’m not done – I had one off fight and now I’m coming back. I can’t wait to get out there in Liverpool.”
“I can’t wait to get out there on July 12 on the same bill as my good mate Rocky Fielding.”
Both Murray and Fielding are confirmed for this MTK Fight Night card alongside an IBF European title clash between Jazza Dickens and Nathaniel May.
Further news of fights and fighters on the card will be announced at a later time.