Trainer bursting with pride at performance

Middleweight boxer  Martin Murray from Britain poses during  the weighing in Mannheim Germany, Thursday Dec. 1, 2011. The  WBA middleweight title bout between Murray and German Felix Sturm  is scheduled for Friday in Mannheim.  (AP Photo/dapd/ Ronald Wittek)
Middleweight boxer Martin Murray from Britain poses during the weighing in Mannheim Germany, Thursday Dec. 1, 2011. The WBA middleweight title bout between Murray and German Felix Sturm is scheduled for Friday in Mannheim. (AP Photo/dapd/ Ronald Wittek)
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MARTIN Murray’s manager Neil Marsh was delighted with his man’s effort amidst the electric atmosphere of the SAP Arena in Germany on Friday night.

Marsh has guided the current British and Commonwealth middleweight champ since way back in his amateur days.

And he was bursting with pride after Murray had secured his breath-taking draw in WBA World champ Felix Sturm’s back yard.

Many felt Murray had done enough to have taken the victory decision overall.

But for Marsh, he was just so proud of Murray and will now turn much of his attention to securing a well-deserved rematch, possibly net year.

Marsh said: “Tonight Martin proved he’s a world class fighter.

“And while Felix has a top team behind him and they’re all good people, we all believe he’s got unfinished business.

“He has taken rematches before in his career, so why not give Martin another chance?

“We won’t be difficult in making the fight, just give us a fair split.

“I’m sure the German public would love to see this again.

“We won’t ask for anything unreasonable in any negotiations that take place.

“There must have been comparable examples in the past, but all we want is a fair deal.

“We won’t ask for half a million pounds, just give us a fair price.

“Surely in somewhere like Cologne any rematch would sell out twice as many tickets as Friday.”

Only time will tell whether Marsh, along with Hatton Promotions and Sturm Promotions, can strike a deal next year, but Murray certainly deserves a second crack at world glory after Friday’s mega performance.