Joe Murray (boxer)
|Real name||Joseph Murray|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
13 January 1987|
|Wins by KO||8|
Joseph "Joe" Murray (born 3 January 1987) is a former amateur boxer from Levenshulme, Manchester, England. He is best known for winning a medal at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships at bantamweight and has recently signed professional terms with Hatton Promotions. His brother John is the former British Lightweight champion. He got married in Wilmslow [Cheshire] in March 2014. He is a former pupil of Wright Robinson Sports College in Gorton, Manchester.
At the World Amateur Boxing Championships in Chicago Murray defeated Carlos Cuadras, Commonwealth Games silver medallist Mauritian, southpaw, Bruno Julie by 26:19. He lost to Enkhbatyn Badar-Uuganin the semis and won Bronze.
He joined teammates Frankie Gavin and Bradley Saunders in the medal ranks to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Once there however Murray was defeated in the first round of by China's Gu Yu with a score of 17-7. Coach Terry Edwards complained about the scoring of the bout as being "very generous to the chinese" although he admitted that Murray hadn't boxed "his best" and was outboxed
Murray started his professional career at Altrincham's Leisure Centre against Sid Razak on 28 March 2009. He won on points in a 6 round contest.
Professional boxing record
|14 Win (5 knockout, 9 decision), 0 Losses, 0 Draws|
|Win||Delroy Spencer||TKO||1, 2:43||2009-09-25||Manchester, England|
|Win||Steve Gethin||PTS||4||2009-08-21||Manchester, England|
|Win||Missael Nunez||UD||4,||2009-05-02||Las Vegas, USA|
|Win||Sid Razak||PTS||6||2009-03-28||Altrincham, England||Professional debut.|
- Stuart Brennan. "Super Murray seals Olympic qualification". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 31 October 2007.
- "Day Eight at the XIV AIBA World Championships". Amateur Boxing Association of England. Archived from the original on 2 November 2007. Retrieved 31 October 2007.
- BBC Sport | Team GB question scoring after Murray loss