• Martin Murray and Felix Sturm stand side-by-side ahead of their WBA middleweight title fight in Mannheim.
  • Challenger Murray is put through his paces by trainer Oliver Harrison during an open training session.
  • The St Helens boxer will be fighting in just his 24th professional fight, though he has yet to taste defeat.
  • Murray - who was crowned Prizefighter champion back in 2009 - has only been 12 rounds once in his career.
  • Harrison and Murray answer questions from the media - can the Englishman cause an almighty upset in Germany?
  • Me and my team: The reigning champion poses with his cornermen Clive Salz and Fritz Sdunek before he gets to work
  • Sturm was happy to flex his muscles for the cameras when it was his turn to step between the ropes.
  • The German, looking relaxed, warms up with the aid of a tennis ball...
  • before working up a sweat in front of the watching media
  • Sturm is the heavy favourite to retain his crown on home soil, having held onto it with a controversial points win over Matthew Macklin.

Training day

Martin Murray and Felix Sturm stand side-by-side ahead of their WBA middleweight title fight in Mannheim.