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Martin Murray: 'No more world title fights away from home'

British super-middleweight Martin Murray insists that he will not agree to another world title opportunity away from home after losing to Arthur Abraham on Saturday night.

British super-middleweight Martin Murray has said that he only wants to compete in another world title bout if it takes place in Great Britain.

Last weekend, Murray failed in his fourth bid to become world champion on the road in losing to WBO title holder Arthur Abraham, and the St Helens puncher has admitted that the split-decision points defeat was the final straw as far as competing on foreign soil goes.

The 33-year-old told Sky Sports News: "I can't box away ever again. I started on the road and thought I was going to finish on the road. But this has made me think that if another shot comes up I just won't take it away from England.

"I don't want to retire. I feel like I'm just getting to my peak. I just need a bit of luck and a world title shot at home."

As well as a loss and a draw in Germany, Murray has also failed to dethrone champions Sergio Martinez and Gennady Golovkin in Buenos Aires and Monte Carlo respectively.

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Martin Murray celebrates after wining a match against Ukraine's Max Bursak during their middleweight WBC boxing match, on June 21, 2014
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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB trio Vicky Holland, Georgia Taylor-Brown and Jess Learmonth all have realistic medal hopes in the women's event (10.30pm-1am)

· After an impressive opening day, Great Britain play their final group game against a Fiji side level with them at the top of the pool, but also yet to hit their brilliant best (1.30am)

· After disappointment for friend and housemate Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden will go for gold in the women's +67kg category (2am-2.30pm)
· Mahama Cho is another medal contender for Team GB in the men's +80kg class (2am-2.30pm)

· Team GB's Duncan Scott has the chance to claim his first individual Olympic medal in the men's 200m freestyle final. Teammate Tom Dean is also involved. (2.43am)
· Kathleen Dawson is the Team GB representative in the women's 100m backstroke final (2.51am)

· Eden Cheng and Lois Toulson will look to emulate Tom Daley and Matty Lee's success in the women's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

· Three-time Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin is part of a Team GB team going for gold in the dressage team Grand Prix final (9.30am)

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· Team GB's women's team play their final group game, taking on Canada with qualification for the knockout rounds already secured (12pm)

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