Martin Murray: 'I deserve more recognition'

Murray: 'I deserve more recognition'
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British middleweight Martin Murray believes that he is not earning the recognition that he deserves in the sport.

British middleweight Martin Murray believes that his recent impressive performances have proven detrimental to his career.

Murray drew with Felix Sturm before controversially losing to Sergio Martinez on points. The Brit, who will defend his interim WBA title against Garth Wood in Australia on December 11, has insisted that he has become an avoided name in the division.

The 31-year-old told BBC Radio Merseyside: "It will all work out right in the end, regarding getting the exposure and getting talked about in the way myself and my team feel that we should.

"None of the fighters want to fight me and I'm not getting the big fights that I'm looking for because I've done so well in other fights.

"This fight is over in Australia and I'm not going to take many over there. I'm just hoping that it's going to be seen on a big television channel over here."

Murray has been linked with a domestic showdown with IBF champion Darren Barker if his countryman overcomes Sturm in Germany in December.

Darren Barker of England trains for his middleweight bout against Daniel Geale of Australia at the Mendez Boxing Gym on August 12, 2013
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