Felix Sturm for the WBA Middleweight title in SAP Arena, Mannheim on Friday night and it is a fight that his promoter Ricky Hatton is confident he can win, becoming the fighter turned promoter, first world champion.
British, Commonwealth and WBA intercontinental champion (23-0) goes into the lion’s den to face Sturm (36-2-1) for the coveted WBA belt and hopes to go one better than fellow Brit Matthew Macklin, who took the German the distance in June, only to lose out narrowly on points.
29, will start a huge underdog to beat the German superstar, but Hatton
Promotions head, Ricky who will be ringside in Germany is confident his man has what it takes to cause an
from his obvious talent he’s in his prime, hungry, fresh with very few
miles on the clock. This is the right fight at the right time.”
Promotions first ever world champion in Mannheim tomorrow night, which
would be a massive achievement for him and the rookie promotional outfit, that
has really come to fruition very quickly in the game and producing a world champion in such quick time, will really cement the great work they have already done so far in British boxing.
against Murray but there were signs that he could be in decline when
snatching a controversial points win against Matthew Macklin in June and Murray knows he will have to go all out to get a result in Germany should the fight go to points.
“When it is that close the champion on home soil usually gets the decision and there could be no real complaints.”