Murray to head Down Under

  • Last Updated: September 23 2013, 9:34 BST

St Helens middleweight Martin Murray is likely to fight in Australia next, providing he can obtain a visa.

Martin Murray: Hopes to be heading Down Under
Martin Murray: Hopes to be heading Down Under

Murray has had trouble fighting outside the UK in the past owing to a criminal record picked up prior to becoming a boxer.

However, his two world titles fights - against Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez - have come on foreign soil.

Both resulted in near-misses for the former British and Commonwealth champion as he was deemed unfortunate by many not to be handed victory on the scorecards in both fights.

Murray has not fought since losing to Martinez in Argentina in April as he awaits news of another potential title shot, and has been pencilled into fight Garth Wood on November 30.

Wood has won twice this year but had previously lost to former world champion Anthony Mundine and title contender Sam Soliman.

"If I can get a visa to Australia I'll be defending my WBA Interim title against Garth Wood in Sydney on November 30th," Murray tweeted on Saturday night.

"I'd love to fight over here but it's the only option I've got otherwise lose my title so that's why I'm fighting in Oz."

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