Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn has confirmed that St. Helens’s Martin Murray (34-4-1, 16 KOs) will drop back down to middleweight to fight Gabriel Rosado (23-10, 13 early) at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on April 22 live on Sky Sports.

Murray met George Groves up at 168lbs last year, a decision loss, before getting back among the wins by beating Nuhu Lawal in November. Now, though, he will drop back to 160lbs—where he had three unsuccessful cracks at world honours(D12 against Felix Sturm in 2011, L12 versus Sergio Martinez in 2013 and L TKO 11 in a tilt against Gennady Golovkin in 2015)—in a bid to get back into world title contention.

However, his Philadelphia-based opponent will hope to get back into the mix, too, after a seventh-round stoppage defeat to Gennady Golovkin left his title hopes in tatters in 2013.

The visitor has registered wins over Joshua Clottey and Sechew Powell and has shared the ring with Peter Quillin and David Lemieux. It is a case of an immovable object meeting an irresistible force, with both men potentially fighting for elbowroom at the Last Chance Saloon.

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