Four-time world title challenger Martin Murray (38-5-1) of Great Britain is campaigning for a fifth title shot. The St. Helens hero takes on Sladan Janjanin (27-4) on a packed #MTKFightNight at Liverpool’s Olympia on Novmber 15th – live on ESPN+ in the US and on iFL TV worldwide. With his close friend and former trainer Oliver Harrison recently having passed away, Murray has been reminiscing about the cherished time they spent together while he continues to train harder than ever alongside Rocky Fielding under Jamie Moore. Fielding has a separate bout on the same card.
Murray said: “I’m back loving boxing. Maybe it’s because of Oliver Harrison… I’ve been watching a lot of old DVDs of the two of us working together and it’s got me fired up. “Nine years I’ve been training with Rocky and we’ve been absolutely everywhere together. We’ve been to places like Monaco, South Africa, Germany and Argentina together. I was there when he won his [WBA regular] title. It’s always good to be training alongside a world-class fighter like Rocky and as well as that, he’s a top mate. Rocky and I haven’t started sparring yet but we’ll use each other if it’s appropriate. There are no easy spars with him – he doesn’t know how to take it easy! It always ends up in a big humdinger… I’ve been mixing up my training and doing some Thai boxing. It’s a good new challenge and very interesting. I’m doing it purely for enjoyment at the moment but who knows; maybe I’ll end up having a Thai boxing fight one day.”
On the same card, Fielding (27-2, 15 KOs) returns against the big punching Abdallah Paziwapazi (26-6-1, 23 KOs) of Tanzania. The Tanzanian dangerman was last seen blasting his way to a third-round stoppage of Zulipikaer Maimaitiali in China.