John Murray took a few moments of his vacation to tell us about the weekend’s action. Murray, the current British and light European boss, kept an eye on the Michael Katsidis against Kevin Mitchell WBO acting title fight and unfortunate to see his fellow Brit arrested in three rounds the fighter Mankall maintains that Michael’The Great’n’a not met the best 135lb fighter in the UK.
“First, I want to sympathize with Kevin “, Murray pointed out, “because he stepped up to the plate against a quality fighter and had a very good twelve months. There is no shame in losing someone like Katsidis but I think the people who say Michael beat the best light weight in Britain are wide of the brand.
“Not many fighters go the traditional route these days, but I went through the British and European ranks and feel that I am the best lightweight in the UK based on my achievements to the masses.” I won the title of the WBC Youth, the English title, the British belt, I am European champion, a boxing writer young fighter of the year winner and have broken in the ring and the WBO Top ten light. As soon as the Ref waved the fight on Saturday, I took over from Kevin as the boxer with the longest undefeated series in the British game.
He went on: “Kevin is a quality fighter, don’t get me wrong, but he looked small against Katsidis.” To beat Michael, you must be able to take the fight for him and the match for strength-I can do it. It is annoying because I have seen my fellow losers, but it is even more annoying to see Michael coming here and going 2-0 on the British boys in his own version of ash boxing! Katsidis is a warrior and the real test of this is to put you on the line by going overseas to the backyard of the other guy, Michael has done this in recent years and came to the UK and arrested [Graham] Earl and now Mitchell-I want to put End this successful race against Brit fighters ish.
Indeed, Murray, who won the EBU title with an eleventh round TKO by Gary Buckland earlier this month, is eager to take Michael on the basis of the fact that Katsidis is currently on a winning streak and performance at its best. Moreover, John, 25, believes that people have prematurely written him as a boxer at European level; He feels he’s going to prove himself more than a match for Katsidis if we give him the chance.
“This is the perfect time to fight Katsidis “, claimed the 29-0 (17 start) fighter, “As it is on a roll and in the form of his life. I’d love to give him a defeat when he’s on a race like that because nobody could pour cold water on a win like that. Look, people say I’m a European level fighter, but I just need a chance to prove that the wrong claim and what better way to do it than by fighting, and beating, Michael.
“Katsidis is a brilliant fighter, but he lost his only real world title attempt against [Juan] Diaz [for the IBO title] and also lost when he stepped up against [Joel] Carlyle. Holding the acting title is a great thing, but everyone wants to be a good champion and Michael hasn’t had that feeling yet, he has lost convincingly to the next level, so why not make me want to fight with him?