Martin Murray Announces Retirement After 46 Pro Bouts
Martin Murray has decided to call it a career.
Murray last competed on December 4. It was a failed bid for the WBO Super-Middleweight Title. Murray lost to Billy Joe Saunders via unanimous decision. While Murray captured the interim WBA Middleweight Title back in November 2012, he was never able to lay claim to a major championship without the interim tag.
Here is what Murray had to say about his decision (via Michael Benson).
Martin Murray has announced that he's retired from boxing at the age of 38, following his loss to Billy Joe Saunders: "It wasn't the fairytale ending that I'd dreamed of, but I'd like to think that I retire with a bit of respect & my health, which is the most important thing."
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 23, 2020
“It wasn’t the fairytale ending that I’d dreamed of, but I’d like to think that I retire with a bit of respect & my health, which is the most important thing.”
Murray also noted that before reaching his decision, he spoke with his wife, his family, and close friends. At the age of 38, Murray felt this was the right move to make.
Murray ends his pro boxing career with a record of 39-6-1. He scored 17 knockouts along the way. Murray began his pro boxing career back in September 2007. He eventually amassed an unbeaten record of 25-0-1. He suffered his first loss against Sergio Martinez in a bout that was contested for the WBC and The Ring Middleweight Titles.
Throughout his career, Murray shared the ring with the likes of Gennady Golovkin, Martinez, Arthur Abraham, George Groves, and Saunders.