BOXER Martin Murray hopes to secure a fight with new WBA and IBF champion Daniel Geale – at Langtree Park.
The St Helens middleweight was in Germany to see the well-travelled Aussie dethrone Felix Sturm, and hopes to not only persuade Geale to grant him a title challenge, but to hold it on home turf at the new Saints stadium.
So far, 2012 has proved to be a frustrating year for Murray, but the British champion is now back in full training ahead of a promised bumper fight in November.
Currently rated in the top three in the WBO, WBA and WBC World rankings, Murray has been waiting patiently for another world title shot. Murray said: “It has been frustrating at times, but I’ve just not been letting myself feel fed up about things.
“My manager Neil Marsh and the Hattons have been working hard behind the scenes, but it’s been a funny situation really where I’ve just not been able to secure the right fights.
“Barker can definitely happen. I need to fight people who will help keep my career moving forward – I’m 29 now and at this stage I just can’t let anything slip.
“I’m ranked highly with three big governing bodies, so I need to be moving on to better things.”