Martin Murray is an exciting, middleweight boxer from St Helens, ranked in the top 10 in the world by the WBA. He is the former British, Commonwealth, and WBA Intercontinental, WBA Interim Champion, and now the WBC world Silver Champion, and trains under Oliver Harrison.
Martin has tremendous support as a boxer, and always brings an ‘energetic’ crowd with him to his fights which creates an electric atmosphere at any venue. He is truly grateful for the support he gets, and this website is a resource for fans to find out more information and keep up to date with the latest news and events. Now at 32 years old, Martin is looking to get the high profile fights and titles.
Martin has always been actively involved in boxing but didn’t start training properly until he was 10 years old, and this was mainly because his best friend at the time was doing it. He was trained by John Chisnall, manager of the Glass Boxing Gym in St Helens, who was responsible for training most of the fighters in the area. John had a big impact on a lot of the young people in the area, and over the years Martin became very close to him.
Martin’s amateur career spanned over 14 years. He had his first fight at just 11 years old and his last fight at 25; although he is keen to point out that there were lots of breaks in between. Martin grew up watching fighters like Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank and Prince Naseem when British boxing seemed at a high during this era in the 80′s. Although he enjoyed watching the fights, he wasn’t influenced by the fighters, but more influenced about wanting to be able to fight on the same stage as them. During his amateur career, he won the ABA’s at welterweight and had the opportunity to box for England until his career took a setback because of events outside the ring.
Boxing has played a huge part of Martin’s life, and he has applied himself to the sport with full dedication since turning professional. He now fights for his family which includes his wife Gemma, son Archie, and daughters Amelia and Aisla.