23rd September 2011
Former British and European lightweight champion John Murray was at the press conference to launch Frank Warren’s new deal with TV channel BoxNation yesterday.
iFilm London Productions’ Kugan Cassius caught up with John to ask him his opinions on the new channel and what it means to boxing and fight fans, plus his opinion on the recent split with long time trainer Joe Gallagher and his hopes for a rematch with Kevin Mitchell.
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The Manchester fighter who lost his unbeaten record to Londoner Kevin Mitchell in July states that he hadn’t been happy with himself in his last two performances and felt that it was time for a change to explore
“Ive not really used my boxing skills has much as I’d like to have and I just felt like I needed a change. Murray said.
“It’s nothing to do with Joe, he’s been with me for years and every thing’s gone really well, but within myself I just felt like I needed a change a different point of view, a different perspective and a different trainers perspective can help me just improve that little bit more.
“It was time for me to move on I think.” added Murray.
Murray 26, has been with Gallagher since he was a 14 year old boy and admits it will be a massive change for him, but wished Gallagher all the best.
“I wish Joe all the best in the future, he’s loads of lads down the gym who he’s working with and Im sure he’ll be very successful. added Murray.
Murray who hopes to get back to winning ways with new trainer Mike Marsden, who works with Stuart Hall and Paul Truscott in Leeds. Murray will also go back on-board with nutritionist and CNP chief Kerry Kayes at his Betta Bodies gym in Denton Manchester and hopes his fresh start can lead to a rematch with Mitchell.
“Kevin said to me I gave him an opportunity I didn’t have to give him and he said he would give me the opportunity back, so lets get the rematch on. I’m looking forward to it.”
By Chris Maylett.