Manchester success for Murray

Martin Murray set up a second world middleweight title shot after stopping Venezuela's Jorge Navarro to retain his interim WBA belt.

On the Ricky Hatton undercard in Manchester, the St Helens 30-year-old put Navarro down in the opening round and clinched victory in the sixth with a powerful two-punch combination which dropped his opponent before Navarro's corner threw in the towel.

Murray, who drew his first bid for a world title last year against the then champion Felix Sturm in Germany, is now expected to make an ambitious trip to Argentina to take on widely-regarded world number one Sergio Martinez.