Martin Murray is willing to move up a weight division to allow him the chance to face fellow Brit Carl Froch for the WBA super-middleweight crown.

The St Helens boxer is currently a middleweight but has no problems packing on the pounds,160Ibs to be exact, in order to get his chance.

Fellow British fighters George Groves and James DeGale have both been quick to call Froch out, but Murray believes his experience on the world stage should get him to the front of the queue.

“I can do middleweight comfortably and that’s still the weight I want to fight at, but a Froch fight is one I’d be more than open to,” Murray said.

“I believe styles make fights and I think me and Carl Froch would put on an absolute war.

“If Carl is going to fight another British fighter then I don’t see why name isn’t in the mix. It makes sense from the American TV side of things with me now being known on HBO after the Martinez fight.

“There’s obviously George Groves and James DeGale, but they’re not yet proven at world level. Even though I’ve been boxing at the weight below, I’ve shown that I belong up there with the elite fighters, which is what Carl is.”

Froch, who also has an IBF belt to his name, won the WBA super-middleweight title at the 02 arena in May with a points-decision over Mikel Kessler. 

Rumours have since been circulating about who his next foe will be, with it looking set to be a Battle of Britain between either Groves, DeGale or Murray.


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