Australian super middleweight Rohan Murdock (24-2) feels he is now more ready than ever to get the job done in the ring. After losing his UK debut against Zach Parker at the Manchester Arena in March, Murdock is keen on putting himself back in title contention as soon as possible. The Queensland native previously enjoyed a 22-fight winning streak dating ti June 2011, with fifteen of those wins coming by way of knockout, and he’s determined to bounce back immediately.
Murdock said: “Honestly, the loss hit hard. But as with any downfall in your life, it’s about analysing what went wrong and getting straight back on the horse, which we have done and we plan on getting back in the winners’ circle ASAP. I’m definitely more motivated than ever to adjust, train harder and smarter and prove we are still at that top of the game. After my last performance, myself and my team took a lot from it, the biggest of which was the experience of stepping up to higher opposition on such a huge card, televised worldwide. As an Aussie, that was mostly foreign to me.
“I know now that this experience was necessary for me to be able to step up to that level and we will come back with full confidence in the future. On top of that there’s always constant technique work that needs critiquing that we have been looking over to make sure we do not come undone again.
“I would love to fight back overseas. I feel travelling to fight I was somewhat under-prepared mentally for the task with not knowing fully what to expect. I believe now with that experience; I can compete and win against international opposition in their hometowns.
“I would also love a domestic fight as I haven’t fought locally for two years and the atmosphere is always electric fighting in front of friends, family and supporters. Either way I’m happy to just be doing what I love, whether that be in a stacked out stadium or in a car park.
“I am looking forward, and my goal is to climb back into the world rankings and fight and win a world title. I would like to fight anyone that is ranked above me or holds a belt to get me closer to that goal.
“I am always very active. During the lockdown, I was running, taking part in beach swims and having garage workouts. I was also given a key to my boxing gym where I was doing solo boxing specific workouts. In Australia, the restrictions have loosened up quite a bit now so I’m back in full training with my team.”