Ricky Hatton: Martin Murray will prove he is Britain’s top middleweight with big performance against Karim Archour

23 May

On The Beak – Admin

Martin Murray will face French middleweight champion Karim Achour next month. They will meet on Hatton Promotions ‘Road To Glory’ bill at Manchester Velodrome on Saturday, June 16. The event is one of the biggest being staged in the UK this summer and includes the vacant WBA interim super-bantamweight world title fight between Bury’s Scott Quigg and former world championship challenger Rendall Munroe.

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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 ‘Road To Glory’ bill also features a vacant European light-middleweight title fight between Ryan Rhodes and Sergey Rabchenko and Richard Towers facing Michael Wallisch for the vacant EU heavyweight crown.

There will be a talent stacked undercard that will include former British and Commonwealth welterweight champion Craig Watson, unbeaten hopefuls Lucas Browne, Kallum De’Ath, Jazza Dickens, Adam Etches, Scott Jenkins and Adam Little.

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