MURRAY: I’LL BE KRAUT-STANDING
MARTIN MURRAY says he will show England’s footballers how to bash the Germans.
The St Helens man (right) challenges for Kraut Felix Sturm’s WBA middleweight crown in Mannheim on December 2.
And, while England’s flops are still licking their wounds from the thrashing by Germany at last year’s World Cup, Murray’s confidence is soaring.
The unbeaten British and Commonwealth champion said: “I’m buzzing and I have so much motivation to go there and beat Sturm.
“I’ve started an 11week training camp at Oliver Harrison’s gym. Come fight night I’ll be in the shape of my life. I’ve been ready for this for about nine months, but I seemed to slip under the radar because everyone talks about Matthew Macklin and Darren Barker as the main middleweights in Britain.”
Sturm was a controversial points winner over Macklin in June, but Murray insists he has every confidence in the officials.
He added: “I did watch Sturm’s defence against Macklin and made it a draw.
“When it’s that close the champion on home soil usually gets the decision so there’s no real complaints.”