Date: 22nd April 2017 at 12:35pm
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Tonight, at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, Martin Murray takes on Gabriel Rosado.

At stake is the vacant WBA Inter-continental middleweight title and, possibly, a chance to earn a tilt at a world title.

For Murray, who has made several unsuccessful attempts at winning a world title, the last being against Gennady Golovkin, it really is a fight he cannot afford to lose.

In recent fights Murray, who now has a record that read 34-1-1, with 16 wins coming by way of knockout, has been fighting at middleweight and super-middleweight, suggesting that the higher weight might open up new avenues, but for this fight he?s dropped back to the 160 pound division.

His opponent, Gabriel Rosado, will enter the ring with a record that reads 23-10 with 13 wins coming by way of knockout. In his last fight Rosado was comfortably beaten by Willie Munroe.

At the weigh-in yesterday, both fighters scaled 159.25 pounds, three quarters of a pound inside the limit.

As for picking a winner, here at Vital Boxing we?re going for the home-town fighter, on points.

How about you?