Murray's offer to Khan

British lightweight title challenger John Murray is offering to be Amir Khans next opponent on 6th September 2008. Former unbeaten English champion Murray faces fellow Manchester boxer Lee Meager for the vacant British Lightweight Title at the Robin Park Arena in Wigan on Friday 11th July 2008..

Hennessy Sports pair Murray and Meager face each other after Jon Thaxton vacated the belt on a show scheduled to be televised live on Sky Sports.

Murray, who has also won the WBC Youth Lightweight Title in an unbeaten career, believes Commonwealth champion Khan should agree to box him if he beats Meager to become British champion.

I would love to fight Amir and its the logical fight to happen, said former Young Boxer of the Year Murray.

We are both unbeaten and both from Lancashire. Hopefully I will be winning the British belt and then it will be a fight with two belts on the line. It could happen at the MEN Arena in Manchester on 6th September.

Hes talking about fighting for the world title, but hes not even the best in Lancashire. It would be a massive fight for Greater Manchester and also for the whole country.

I wasnt really impressed with him against Michael Gomez the other week. Gomez will probably tell you himself he is past his best but he still gave Amir lots of trouble. Khan should be taking care of people better than he has done.

This fight with Lee is an excellent opportunity for me to move my career on, especially as it could lead to a fight with Amir.

Hennessy Sports in association with proudly present


Lee Meager vs John Murray


Robin Park Arena, Wigan

Friday 11th July 2008

Doors 6pm, boxing starts 6.30pm



Article posted on 02.07.2008

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