|John Murray with the British and European lightweight titles,
he hopes to add the world title to his growing collection.
The 25-year-old Murray, always so methodical in his work, just had the look, that what ever it took, he just wasn’t going to be denied at the Kingsway Leisure Centre in Widnes.
After a fierce toe to toe battle, that could have been staged in a telephone box, the referee stopped the fight in the 11th round, to save Buckland from any further punishment.
|The uncompromising John Murray,
a man on a mission
Murray proved again that he is one of the best British fighters of world class quality, and after a fustrating six month’s out of the ring, he looked better than ever, defensivly he was spot on, and the calm, calculated and confident way he goes about his work is fascinating to watch, he is a man on a mission and he personifies that aura
|John Murray with trainer Joe Gallagher|
|Liam Cullen wins his 2nd Pro fight|
It was a good weekend all around for the Gallagher camp, with Liam Cullen winning his second pro fight on the Widnes bill, and on Saturday young Zac Burton won the Junior ABA Final to round it off nicely.
Manchester’s Prince Arron, who won the Prizefighter Light-Middleweight thropie in February. beat Max Maxwell on points over 8 rounds, 78-74.
Former Commonwealth welterweight title holder John O’Donnell produced an impressive performance to stop Hungarian Robert Balogh in the fifth round of a schedual 8.
Former Commonwealth champion Paul Truscott won over six rounds against Ukraine’s Nikita Lukin.
The Former British featherweight champion Jamie McKeever fell to a surprise defeat against Newcastle’s Dougie Curran over four rounds. McKeever was on the floor twice in the opening round and lost 38-36 on points.
there was also victories for Manchester duo Johnny Rocco who defeated Gavin Deacon on points over 6 rounds at light-welterweight, Martin Ward bt Mo Khaled on pts over 4 rounds at super-bantamweight.
JOHN MURRAY (Manchester) beat GARY BUCKLAND (Cardiff) – RSF R11
8 x 3 mins Light Middleweight Contest @ 11st 2lbs
PRINCE ARRON (Droylsden) beat MAX MAXWELL (Birmingham) -PTS 78-74
8 x 3 mins Welterwerweight Contest @ 10st 10lbs
JOHN ‘O’ DONNELL (London) beat ROBERT BALOGH (Hungary) – RSF R5
6 x 3 mins Super-Featherweight Contest @ 9st 8lbs
PAUL TRUSCOTT (Middlesbrough) beat NIKITA LUKIN (Ukraine) – PTS 59-55
6 x 3 mins Light-Welterweight Contest @ 10st 2lbs
JOHNNY ROCCO (Manchester) beat GAVIN DEACON (Northampton) – PTS 59-56
4 x 3 mins Featherweight Contest @ 9st 2lbs
JAMIE McKEEVER (Birkenhead) lost to DOUGIE CURRAN (Newcastle) – PTS 36-38
4 x 3 mins Light-Welterweight Contest @ 10st 2lbs
LIAM CULLEN (Manchester) beat MARK LEWIS (Nottingham) – PTS 40-36
4 x 3 mins Super-Bantamweight Contest @ 8st 13lbs
MARTIN WARD (Manchester) beat MO KHALED (Sheffield) – PTS 40-36
article by: Chris Maylett for British Boxers