Joshua vs Breazeale: Martin Murray marginally over weight limit
By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 24/06/16 4:51pm
Martin Murray was marginally over the super-middleweight limit when he initially weighed in for his world title eliminator with George Groves.
The St Helens man weighed an ounce over the required 12 stone mark ahead of his crucial domestic clash with Groves on Saturday night at The O2, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Murray had previously questioned whether Groves was having weight issues, but it was the former middleweight who swiftly returned to the scales, coming in at 11st 13lbs 12oz.
Groves was comfortably inside the limit at 11st 13lbs 8oz and vowed to produce a career-best performance against Murray, with the winner edging closer to a shot at the WBA title.
People think I'm a really good fighter, but I want to show people I'm a great fighter.
"Martin has got to take weight off apparently, he couldn't quite do it," Groves had earlier told Sky Sports News HQ. "He's such a big super-middleweight. He must be really struggling, must be really dry at the weight, so hopefully he can get it off.
"I don't think I've done myself justice quite yet in my boxing career. There have been flashes of what I'm really about. I've made a couple of mistakes, so tomorrow night I think you'll see the very best of me.
"Martin Murray is a really good fighter. People think I'm a really good fighter, but I want to show people I'm a great fighter."
Watch George Groves vs Martin Murray as part of Joshua vs Breazeale, live on Sky Sports Box Office from The O2, on June 25. Book the event online here.