MARTIN MURRAY thought his final shot at a world title had evaporated when Billy Joe Saunders pulled out a fight with him a second time. But with Roberto Garcia, highly ranked with the WBC, drafted in as a replacement opponent for June 23 at the O2, Murray can keep his world title hopes alive.
“I thought when he pulled out again there wasn’t going to be a meaningful fight. This puts me in a great position,” Murray told Boxing News. “It puts me in a great position, a win on Saturday.
“The fact that I’ve got a meaningful fight and it still keeps me there or thereabouts, I’m made up with that. Even though I’ve been unlucky in some respects, Frank [Warren] and MTK have done a great job getting me this fight. So I’m planning on taking the opportunity with both hands and putting myself in a great position after a good win.”