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Martin Murray to face Jose Miguel Torres on September 5

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Martin Murray will step back into the ring for the third time since his defeat against arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Gennady Golovkin, at Leeds' First Direct Arena on September 5.

The 32-year-old moved up a to super-middleweight successfully after his second career loss at the hands of the destructive Golovkin.

Fight planned

The man he will face is Jose Miguel Torres, a concussive puncher who has stopped his last four opponents inside the distance.

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The Colombian is also stepping up into the 168lbs division to make the fight. The 36-year-old will provide the tough Murray, who has only been stopped once, with a stiff challenge, as he looks to get his world title hopes back on track.

Difficult bout

Promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports: "Torres always comes to fight, is exciting to watch and can punch. He has been at elite level and neither will take a step backwards in Leeds."

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Murray man has only lost twice in his 34 fights, both of those defeats coming at world level. His only other conqueror was the dangerous, world-class Sergio Martinez, on a points decision - no disgrace considering the fight was in Martinez's home country of Argentina. 

The three time world title challenger will feel unlucky that he hasn't managed to claim a world belt yet in his career.

Controversial loss

He came even closer when he held German Felix Strum to a draw back in 2011. Many in the boxing world thought the British fighter won the bout but, again, home advantage helped his opponent.

We have to think that if the fight had been held anywhere but Germany that night then Murray would have been the champion. 

Hearn also said: "This is a perfect fight for Murray and his first real test since the Golovkin fight."

Boxing fans, is Murray a right fit for Torres? How will this bout play out? Let us know in the comments box below.

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