Murray’s fight in Hannover to go ahead

Boxer Martin Murray training in Wigan
Boxer Martin Murray training in Wigan
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MARTIN Murray will challenge WBO super-middleweight champion Arthur Abraham in Hannover on Saturday night despite a security alert in the city.

Germany’s friendly football match against Netherlands - scheduled to take place at Hannover’s HDI Arena on Tuesday - was called off after the German interior minister revealed a “concrete terrorist threat.”

We’ve been walking down the town centre and we’ve not felt any signs of anxiety. Everything’s been normal

Martin Murray

With tensions high following Friday’s terrorist atrocities in Paris, questions were immediately raised over whether the alert would result in the cancellation of the world title fight at the city’s TUI Arena.

But Murray confirmed the bout would go ahead as planned and said there was no sense of alarm in the city.

Hesaid: “The security will be bumped up so fans coming over can be assured that the security will be tight.

“We’ve been walking down the town centre and we’ve not felt any signs of anxiety. Everything’s been normal. From our point of view, there’s nothing to worry about.”

The fight co-headlines a bumper evening of live Sky Sports boxing, with Anthony Crolla challenging WBA lightweight champion Darleys Perez for a second time in Manchester.