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Murray would delay move to super middle to settle Macklin differences

MARTIN Murray believes he might have to move to super middleweight to get a fourth World title tilt without a massive delay. However the St Helen’s fighter claims he would delay moving up a weight to finally settle his differences with Matthew Macklin.

Macklin might not have been linked to Murray with the same regularity as he was Darren Barker, Andy Lee and even John Duddy, but you suspect there would be a bit more bad blood in that domestic rivalry.

Murray, who like Macklin failed to dethrone Felix Sturm, Sergio Martinez and Gennady Golovkin in World title fights, claims he remains game for a bout that was previously one of those ‘wait till one has a world title’ clash.

The three time World title challenger says he will review the issue after the former Irish, British and European champions comeback clash in May. If Macklin puts his Dublin defeat to Jorge Sebastain Heiland behind him in impressive fashion Murray is open to fighting the ‘Tipperary Tornado’.

“If that fight is there with Macklin, why not?” Murray told IFL TV

“I have always wanted that fight. I would fight anyone, and he, to be fair to him, has proved the same. The fight has to be at the right time and after his last fight he needs a fight to see where he is, a nice easy fight to get back into it. Obviously that’s what he wants to do.

“If he wants the fight I am game. I always wanted the fight I accepted it a couple of times before. If it can get made and it makes sense for both of us, why not?”


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