BOXING: Murray hit with fine

Teletext10th July, 2009

World title prospect John Murray has been fined £1,500 for failing to make weight for his British lightweight title defence last month.

The 24-year-old came in 1.8oz over the 9st 9lbs weight limit for the bout with Scott Lawton in Wigan on June 13.

The bout went ahead and Murray dominated the six-round affair, but was subsequently stripped of the title by the British Boxing Board of Control.