Murray success in title bout

Martin Murray beat Gabriel Rosado on a controversial majority points decision to claim the WBA Inter-continental Middleweight Championship title in Liverpool on Saturday night.

Sunday, 23rd April 2017, 2:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:53 pm
Martin Murray celebrates beating Gabriel Rosado in their WBA Inter-Continental Middleweight Title at Liverpool Echo Arena

Murray was awarded the victory on a split decision, with one judge scoring it 119-109 in the St Helens fighter’s favour.

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That incensed New Yorker Rosado, who berated the judges after the fight and had to be pulled away from Murray as the two men squared up.

Murray, a former Wigan ABC amateur, was perhaps the better boxer throughout the fight .

But he had to withstand a late barrage as Rosado tried to land the knockout blow in the final couple of rounds.