Murray wants to be top of the mound again
By Jonny Stapleton
ANDY Murray returned from a 14 month lay off in impressive fashion last Friday night and is adamant he doesn’t want any more breaks.
The Cavan man stopped Sergio Priotti within seven of his first clash since his unsuccessful lightweight European title challenge over a year ago and set his sights on an instant return to the top directly after career win 24.
Priotti had enough and refused to come out for the sixth stanza and having tasted victory again the 29 year old Irish fighter is hungry for more significant success.
“It’s nice to be back with a win – and even nicer to get it inside the distance,” he said.
“This was all about getting the win, about settling back into things, and I don’t mind admitting that I was a bit edgy in the dressingroom beforehand. Protti was strong and durable and I knew it would take a few rounds to break him down, but I knew in the fifth that I was really getting to him. When we had the clash of heads in the fifth I honestly thought I would come off worst, but then I saw his face and I knew that he was very near having enough of it. I want some meangingful fights now.
“I’m 29 and I’ve been out for over 14 months so I don’t want to hang around. I want to get in there with some decent fights – I have no intention of going through nine or ten ’ordinary’ fight,” Murray added.