News | Jun 04 2018

Angry Martin Murray condemns Billy Joe Saunders as ‘an embarrassment to the sport’

'He wants a straightener next Saturday. He’s not injured to do that but he’s injured to fight for his world title belt.' Martin Murray speaks exclusively to John Dennen
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IT’S not often that Martin Murray gets angry. But he is now furious. He was due to challenge WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders but for the second time Saunders has pulled out of the contest.

The champion incurred further ire from Murray when Saunders posted a video on Instagram daring Martin to face him at the Tyson Fury fight on Saturday in Manchester and risk being levelled.

“He’s got no respect for anybody. He’s just got no class about him,” Murray told Boxing News. “He’s done a post on Instagram, offered me a straightener at Tyson Fury’s fight on Saturday in Manchester. First of all, how old is he? Second of all, he couldn’t fight me because he’s injured but now he wants a straightener.