Murray hints at fight with Froch

Martin Murray holds a public workout in Liverpool
Martin Murray holds a public workout in Liverpool
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TOP boxer Martin Murray has hinted he could move up a weight division to set up a clash with world super middleweight champion Carl Froch.

The world-class St Helens middleweight took to Twitter to whet the appetite of his fans about a potential clash with his fellow Brit.

While watching a re-run of Froch’s brutal world title victory over Dane Mikkel Kessler, Murray tweeted: “Styles make fights and me vs Froch would be war!”

The 30-year-old, who was narrowly out-pointed by middleweight champion Sergio Martinez in Argentina in April, then followed it up by saying that a move up to super middleweight could be on the cards.

He said: “Making super middle would just be that little bit easier for me to make the weight. I’m a big middleweight so I wouldn’t look out of place at 168.”

One of Murray’s legion of Twitter followers even predicted that the St Helens man could topple Froch of his perch.

But Murray then admitted that only the lure of a mega-fight would tempt him to fight at the higher weight.

He added: “I make middle easy enough so I’ve got no intentions of moving up, but if I got the call to fight Froch then I would definitely be interested.”

Last month Saints fan Murray, who famously drew with world champion Felix Sturm in Germany in 2011, told the Reporter of his dream of fighting at Saints’ Langtree Park home in the next 18 months.

But he also admitted that he could be set to rack up yet more air miles for his next fight - with options opening up as far away as Mexico and Australia.

He said: “Fighting at the Saints stadium would be a dream come true. There’s no place like home and it would be great to give something back to all the people who’ve supported me. A few people have been asking about it and I think it’s becoming more and more realistic - if not this year, then hopefully next. I’d love to be able to do that before I retire.

“I’m just waiting to find out where I go next. At the moment there’s talk of possibly going to Mexico, America or Australia - or even a fight over here. It’s all up in the air at the moment.”

Murray, who was given a standing ovation and toasted as “the pride of St Helens” at a civic dinner at the Town Hall last month, also told of the “unbelievable” welcome he has been afforded since returning home from Buenos Aires beaten but unbowed on April 30.

“Everyone has been so supportive of me since I got back, ” he said.

“It’s hard to get my head around how much support I’ve had. It feels like the whole town is backing me every step of the way - and I really appreciate that.”