The Australian site claims that promoter Fidel Tukel is worried that the fight won’t now sell, because of the news that Anthony Mundine’s on-off contest with Sugar Shane Mosley is now on again - two weeks earlier in Sydney.
The Australian trip was the best offer on the table for two time world challenger Murray, who put in impressive displays in fights against both Felix Sturm (majority draw) and Sergio Martinez (contentious points loss).
The St. Helen’s fighter is now mandatory challenger to Kazakh power puncher Gennady Golovkin, but should Darren Barker successfully defend his IBF title against Felix Sturm in Germany, then a North v South, all-British clash with Murray would be would be a huge fight in the UK, and one that fans have been anticipating, and deserving, for quite some time.
Indeed, Murray and Barker will pour fuel on the fires of anticipation for future all-British matchups when they feature on Sky Sports’ superb ‘When the Gloves are Off - the middleweights’ along with Matthew Macklin and Ireland’s Andy Lee. The show will be aired on November 12.
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