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Murray v Fagan confirmed for February

Updated: Saturday, 16 Jan 2010 13:28

Oisin Fagan and Andy Murray
Oisin Fagan and Andy Murray

It has been announced that Andrew Murray will put his Irish lightweight title on the line against former Irish light-welterweight champion Oisin Fagan.

Fagan (25-7, 15KO’s), who has already made a name for himself as one of the toughest Irish boxers of any era; has just shared the spoils for his part in one of the greatest fights in Irish history, when his bout with Eddie Hyland earlier in 2009, was voted as the ‘Irish Fight of the Year’.

The bout will take place on 13 February, at the National Stadium, Dublin.

Murray (17-0, 8KO’s), the reigning Irish lightweight, Irish light-welterweight and the EU lightweight title holder, has yet to be beaten. However, it will be the first time he has really stepped up to the plate as a professional to take on an opponent of Fagan’s calibre.

Fagan, a former primary schoolteacher, has already taken on a litany of international boxing champions and just one year ago Fagan was beaten, after breaking his leg early in his fight with WBA world champion, Amir Khan.

Since then his leg has been rehabilitated and in 12-months he’s racked up three victories and had that classic encounter with Hyland, so there still seems to be more left in the tank for the ‘Gael Force’.

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