The St Helens fighter, who fought for middleweight world titles three times and was agonisingly close to beating Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez in two of them, has stepped up a division and made his debut with a second round stoppage of George Beroshvili on June 26.
Now with Matchroom, Murray is relishing the prospect of building towards a world title in his new weight class and is waiting to learn the identity of his next opponent.
???It???s great to be busy and getting another fight so quickly,??? he said. “I felt strong, it came a little soon this fight, so it was made around 12st 4oz.
“I felt good in there though, it was nice not having to kill myself to get down to 11st 6oz, I was 12st 4oz and I woke up at 12st 7oz, so I only put on three pounds, where usually I weigh in 11st 6oz and wake up 12st 5oz. To me that says that this is my natural weight. I didn???t feel as though I needed to eat as much and it just felt natural.
???I think that getting built correctly like I will at Matchroom, I’ll be getting these big domestic fights that are out there in the super-middleweight division in Britain.
“I want to fight the best out there. When I retire i want to be able to say that I fought the best in the divisions I boxed in and that I never swerved a fight.
“I boxed the best at middle and I want to do the same at super-middleweight, and I believe that now I am up at 168lbs I will do that at my natural weight and win a world title.”
Murray finds himself in a division that boasts – in Britain alone – Carl Froch, James DeGale, George Groves, Paul Smith, Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding.