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Anthony Crolla stops John Murray in 10th-round of a war

In The Battle of Manchester, Anthony Crolla eventually proved to be too much for lightweight rival John Murray. The two men gave their all in a terrific fight that met, even surpassed expectations, but in the end the younger, fresher man pulled out the victory. Dropping Murray with a left hand that landed behind the ear, Crolla then finished his man with a brutal follow-up barrage that prompted the [...]

Video: Crolla vs. Murray weigh-in

John Murray says that beating Anthony Crolla will finally earn him the respect he believes his career deserves as the meet at the Phones 4u Arena in their hometown of Manchester on April 19, live on Sky Sports. The friends meet as rivals in a crunch clash in the Lightweight division, with a rematch for Murray against Kevin Mitchell or a dust-up with former WBO champion Ricky Burns both potential carrots [...]

Murray: I’ll announce myself back in brutal fashion

Manchester man wants to earn second World title shot with derby win over Crolla John Murray wants to line up a second shot at a World title by announcing himself back to the big time with a devastating win over local rival Anthony Crolla at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports. Murray returned to the ring in November following a two-year absence and defeated John [...]

Ricky Hatton joins those banging the drum for Anthony Crolla-John Murray collision

Talks are currently ongoing for Manchester lightweights Anthony Crolla and John Murray to meet in a mouth-watering clash in April. The Manchester Evening News reports how the fight could take place on April 19th on the under-card of Scott Quigg’s WBA super-bantamweight title defence against Nehomar Cermeno at The Manchester Arena. And one man who has added his voice to those calling for the potential [...]

John Murray feels rested for Gavin Rees

By Michael Collins: Former British and European lightweight champion John Murray (31-2, 18 KO's) feels he's rested from his 10 month break from boxing following two consecutive losses in 2011 and he's now ready and eager to go for his fight against former WBA World light welterweight champion Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO's) on December 8th at the Olympia, Kensington, in London, United Kingdom. Murray, [...]