Meager/Murray: Best domestic fight of the year?

Promoter Mick Hennessy believes his boxers Lee Meager and John Murray can produce the best domestic fight of the year when they meet on Friday, 11th July 2008. Meager and Murray get it on in a Manchester derby for the vacant British Lightweight Title at the Robin Park Arena in Wigan on a Hennessy Sports show in association with

Sky Sports 1 will televise the showdown which Hennessy is confident will produce fireworks in the ring.

"This could be one of the domestic fights of the year and is not to be missed," said Hennessy.

"It's hard seeing two of your own fighters squaring off against each other but they both really wanted it and their styles really gel together so we expect them to produce a really exciting fight.

"Ringside observers at the gym where they sparred together have said they were really entertaining encounters. They just had out and out gym wars. After seeing them both spar, I think that this will definitely be one of the best fights of the year."

Undefeated Former English champion Murray is expecting the title fight to be a closely fought contest after getting to know Meager through sparring with his fellow Hennessy boxer.

"We really went for it in the sparring sessions and although we know each other, we will both be trying to take each other's head off on the night," said the former Boxing Writers' Young Boxer of the Year.

"We both got some good shots off and I got the better of some sessions while he got the better of others. So it's a 50-50 fight.”

Former British champion Meager is confident he can produce his best performance in a while.

"I've got my preparation right for this one, so you'll see a difference hopefully," said Meager, who lost the British Title on points after a brilliant bout with Jon Thaxton in 2006.

"I've taken time off from my job so the training has been spot on and I'm ready to deliver. It's a great opportunity to get my career back to where it was a couple years ago."

Few tickets are still available, please call 0844 800 7138 to reserve your tickets on the door.

Friday’s Fight Card *subject to change

Lee Meager vs John Murray
British Lightweight Title 12 x 3 rounds

Nadeem Siddique vs Martin Gethin
Light Welterweight 8 x 3 rounds

Steve Saville vs Mark Betts
Light Welterweight 8 x 3 rounds

Darren Askew vs Graham Fern
Welterweight 6 x 3 rounds

Brian Magee vs Simion Cover
Super Middleweight 6 x 3 rounds

Ali Shah vs Peter Buckley
Welterweight 4 x 3 rounds

Khurram Hussain vs Paddy Pollock
Welterweight 4 x 3 rounds

Steve O’Meara vs TBA
Welterweight 4 x 3rounds

Article posted on 10.07.2008

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