Wright withdraws, Eames-trained Murphy drafted in to box Theophane

7 Dec

Ibrahim Harb – Birmingham

On Saturday, December 10 at the Peterlee Leisure Centre in Peterlee, it will be Ben Murphy who will stare defending British super lightweight champion Ashley Theophane down from the opposite corner and not, as was intended, Nigel Wright, who was Theophane’s mandatory challenger for the Lonsdale belt. Injury has prevented Wright’s involvement and promoter Frank Maloney was swift to provide sterling replacement.

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Theophane needs two more defences to win title outright

Murphy holds good, domestic pedigree as he is the current Southern Area titlist and also has a strong win over Gary Buckland (current British super featherweight ruler) on his resume; the two tussled in 2008.

Murphy has a record of 8-4-1, 4ko. He said: “I’m in the shape of my life and raring to go Theophane wont know whats hit him come Saturday night.

“Since winning the Southern Area title [November 25] I’ve been down the gym training hard for a chance like this and I couldn’t believe it when I got the call and had no hesitation in taking the fight. My trainer Johnny Eames told me opportunities like this come around once in a life time, and this is why I must always be prepared.”

Maloney said: “Murphy is in great shape he’s been live in the gym and deserves a crack at the title for his professional approach to boxing and I believe this will make a great fight on Saturday. I feel sorry for Nigel Wright but I don’t think we could of got a more prepared replacement in Ben Murphy.”

Theophane (30-4-1, 8ko) versus Murphy, for the British championship at super lightweight (Ashley’s second defence), is broadcast live on Sky Sports on Saturday, December 10.

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One Response to “Wright withdraws, Eames-trained Murphy drafted in to box Theophane”


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