Brit Champ Murray to fight for the European title in Manchester

Hennessy Sports 3rd December, 2009

LONDON (Dec. 3, 2009) Unbeaten (Won 28 - Ko 16 - Lost 0) British Lightweight champion and European No 1 mandatory challenger John Murray will get his shot at the European title against champion and WBC number 3 ranked Anthony Mezaache of France early in 2010. The event will take place in Manchester after Hennessy Sports and R2 Image and Events came to an agreement for the event to be promoted by Hennessy Sports which in turn cancelled Tuesday's scheduled purse bid.

Mick Hennessy said: "This is a great fight of which the winner will be in pole position to fight for a major world title in 2010. Both Bernard Roos (R2 Image & Events) and I will talk to the WBC to see if the fight could also be a WBC Final Eliminator. John is proving himself to be one of the best and most exciting Lightweights in world boxing. Anthony Mezaache has proved himself to be an excellent and very determined European champion and I believe with John Murray's relentless all action style that this is going to be a very explosive contest.

"I would like to thank Bernard Roos for stepping up to the plate to make this fight happen on behalf of Anthony Mezaache. This will be Bernard's and Anthony's second trip to the UK this year as they were both here in February when Anthony beat then European Champ Jon Thaxton on a unanimous points decision to win the EBU title"

2009 has been a successful year for John after stopping current Commonwealth champion Lee McAllister in 8 rounds back in January. He also took out British and Commonwealth challenger Scott Lawton inside 6 rounds in June and Former British & European champion Jon Thaxton in explosive fashion in 4 rounds which was witnessed at ringside by Manchester City stars Micah Richards, Roque Santa Cruz and Vincent Kompany.

Man City fanatic Murray now has the chance to fill the void that fellow blues supporter Ricky Hatton seems to have left in Manchester.

Mick Hennessy added "All you have to do is look at his last 3 fights to see that WBC number 8 ranked Murray is on the road to glory, his record speaks for its self"

Date and Venue will be announced soon.