Murray’s dream hometown bout still on

Martin Murray and Gennady Golovkin speak after their brutal contest in Monte Carolo last month
Martin Murray and Gennady Golovkin speak after their brutal contest in Monte Carolo last month
  • Pride of St Helens fighter still dreams of staging bout at his beloved Langtree Park
  • He vows to be back after brutal encounter with Gennady Golovkin
  • Saints bosses pledge their support to make Murray’s dream come true

Martin Murray’s hopes of securing a bout at his beloved Langtree Park remain a possibility - despite his defeat against Gennady Golovkin.

The Pride of St Helens boxer, 32, who was at the Saints vs Castleford game last Friday, has made no secret of his dream of one day fighting in front of a big hometown crowd.

It’s a prospect Saints chiefs have looked into in the past, and one that remains a possibility despite Murray’s crushing loss in Monte Carlo last month.

A club spokesman said: “We’ve always supported Martin and have looked into the logistics of putting a boxing ring in the middle of the pitch before.

“It remains a possibility but Martin and his team would have to negotiate a fight first before any firm plans are made.”

A fight between Murray and WBO champion Andy Lee - who is set to take on American Peter Quillin on April 11 - has been mooted.

Murray previously pushed world champions Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez all the way.

We’ve always supported Martin and have looked into the logistics of putting a boxing ring in the middle of the pitch before

Saints spokesman