Corby, Northamptonshire is the setting for today's Debut Corner featuring exciting young welterweight, Darren Murray.
The local lad fights in his hometown on April 24th at the Rockingham Forest Hotel with headlining fight featuring hard-hitting heavyweight, Dillian Whyte.
The 20-year-old took time out of his hectic schedule to talk to us and here's what he had to say...
What made you want to start boxing?
“Boxing was in my family for years so when I was 10 my dad took me down to the gym and it all started from there really.”
Who was your boxing hero growing up and why?
“Ricky Hatton as I loved his style.”
How old were you when you had your first fight and how did you do?
“I was 11 when I had my first fight, it was amazing. I just wanted to go back in after but I won by all three judges.”
How well did you do in the amateurs?
“I had around 20 fights and I won just over half as it was hard for me as I had a more of a pro style as I just to watch Ricky Hatton. I got to a few Midlands finals and was a part off the Midlands team.”
What made you decide to turn pro?
“I have more of a pro style and I got robbed a few times because of it so it was just getting me down so I spoke to my family and thought it was the right thing to do.”
What team do you have around you?
“I have a great team around me, my coach goes running with me and helps me out with my diet. We have only got two pro's in our gym, me and Simon Barclay so we get a lot of ono-on-one time so we learn a lot.”
What sort of fighting style do you have?
“I just love coming forward and having a good old fight! I love body shots, I just love a fight and get stuck in.”
What ambitions do you have for your pro career?
“I want to go as far as I can but I’m going to take it fight-by-fight but I would love that British title.”
When is your first fight and who will be there in support?
“My debut is 24th
April in my home town of Corby on the undercard of Simon Barclay and Dillan Whyte.”
Any message for the fans?
“Just would like to say thanks for buying tickets with your hard earned money but I promise I will make it worth it.”
For tickets to the debut fight please call: 07816 290582
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