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Murray retains lightweight title

John Murray
Murray is now unbeaten in 26 fights

John Murray retained his British lightweight title after stopping Scottish challenger Lee McAllister.

The Scot started well but was sucked into a brawl by the Mancunian champion.

And a minute into the eighth round Murray delivered a cutting left to the body winding McAllister, with referee John Keane stepping in to end the bout.

Murray, 24, claimed the title last year with a fifth-round stoppage of Lee Meager and has long craved a showdown with Amir Khan.

Murray, who is now unbeaten in 26 fights, had twice been forced to pull out of his bout with McAllister, prompting the Scot to label him a "cry baby".

McAllister, from Aberdeen, has 27 wins from 29 fights.

see also
McAllister set to box for glory
26 Dec 08 |  North East/N Isles
Murray claims lightweight title
11 Jul 08 |  Boxing
Mixed fortunes for British pair
06 May 07 |  Boxing

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