Martin Murray has recently had to change he up-coming flight plans due to his past. Due to Martin having a checkered past he has struggled to get a visa for entry into the United States. Martin is still able to get a visa, however it is going to take longer than they originally thought.
Id signed the contract and everything was agreed so to be told I cannot box Chavez Jr because of my past is gut-wrenching, said Murray.
As a human being, I couldnt have done any more to turn my life around over the last seven years.
I have a fantastic wife, Gemma. We have two wonderful children Archie and Amelia. They are my life and everything I do is for them.
I am a qualified youth worker and spend lot of time working with kids making an effort to help keep them out of trouble.
I am pleading with the youth of today not to make the same mistakes I did when I was young.
Even if you change your life around it can still come back to bite you.
He added: I would like to thank my team, Hatton Promotions for all their efforts and I have every faith in them.
I would also like to thank Bob Arum and everybody at Top Rank for trying to put the Chavez Jr fight together and hope it can still happen at a later date.
In the meantime, Martin and his promotion team are looking to setup a title eliminator fight which could take place in either St Helens or Liverpool while working on securing a visa for a possible matchup with Chavez later in the year.