17th July 2011
|Kevin Mitchell had to dig deep and take what Murray dished out – pic by Al Stevenson|
The stage had been set and what a treat for British fight fans to see these two finally in the ring together. They had both stepped up to the plate and layed there reputations, heart and boxing future on the line. Murray with the longest unbeaten run in British boxing, 31 fights going in the fight and boasting English, British, European and International titles along the way, was on the cusp of a world title fight.
|Kevin Mitchell’s left hook/uppercut was a key weapon – pic by Al Stevenson|
|Mitchell on his way to a histroric victory – pic by Al Stevenson|
|Mitchell’s arm is raised and Murray pays his respect – pic by Al Stevenson|
This fight wont be forgotten in a long time, the pair put friendships aside to give boxing the good old fashioned tear up, that was promised, but it was Mitchell who raised his game to a different level on the night and he is the one who will now go on to challenge for a world title. As for Murray, he will have to go back to the drawing board and devise a plan to get himself back in the picture. Mitchell as already offered Murray a rematch if he wins a world title and Mitchell v Murray 2 would now carry big appeal.
By Chris Maylett