• Middleweight

Murray bout rescheduled for Mitchell-Zamora undercard

Dan Rafael
November 29, 2013
Martin Murray suffered a controversial points defeat to Sergio Martinez in April © AP

Interim middleweight champion Martin Murray is once again scheduled to fight, this time on December 14.

England's Murray was initially scheduled to defend his belt in Australia against Garth Wood on December 11, but the fight fell through. When that happened, Murray (25-1-1, 11 KOs) was added to the Carl Froch-George Groves undercard in Manchester, England, on November 23 to face Ukraine's Sergey Khomitsky (28-9-2, 11 KOs) in a 10-round non-title bout, but became ill and withdrew from the fight.

Now that he's better, Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn announced that Murray-Khomitsky has been rescheduled for the undercard of his December 14 show at the ExCeL Arena in London. That card is topped by British lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell (35-2, 25 KOs) against Italy's Brunet Zamora (25-1-2, 11 KOs) and European welterweight champion Leonard Bundu (29-0-2, 10 KOs) of Italy in a defence against England's Lee Purdy (20-4-1, 13 KOs).

Murray last fought in April, dropping middleweight world champion Sergio Martinez but losing a tight decision to him in the Argentinian's homecoming fight.

Hearn also announced the rest of the slate for the December 14 card, which includes British middleweight prospect Anthony Ogogo (3-0, 2 KOs), who claimed a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics at the ExCeL Arena.

Anthony Joshua (3-0, 3 KOs), the 2012 British super heavyweight Olympic gold medallist, is also on the card, as is former bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (22-2-1, 10 KOs), who will be fighting for the second time in four weeks.

This article originally appeared on ESPN.com
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