Joe Murray gets second shot at Liam Walsh

Published On Wednesday, January 21, 2015By
Former Olympian can avenge the only defeat of his professional career against British and Commonwealth super featherweight champion. Joe Murray has been handed the chance to avenge the only defeat of his professional career against Liam Walsh. The 2008 Olympian will take on the British and Commonwealth super featherweight champion at the O2 Arena on February 28. The clash will be part of the undercard of Tyson Fury’s heavyweight clash with Christian Hammer. Murray narrowly lost to Walsh in 2013 - ending up on the wrong side of a majority decision. Murray was always adamant he had done enough to take victory in that first encounter. Now he will get the opportunity to exact revenge on the unbeaten Walsh. It is a potentially pivotal clash for the 28 from Levenshulme, whose career has stalled after bursting onto the professional scene following the Beijing Games. Inactivity has seen him fail to live up to the promise he once showed when considered among the most exciting prospects in British boxing. Murray is trained by his brother and former British and European lightweight champion John. Both men will know that victory could reignite his career and put him on course for major fights in the future.