Thaxton-Murray: Do or Die for Jon
By Steven Wain: Jon “Jono” Thaxton (34-10-19 KO’s) will have his career on the line in a 12 round contest when he takes on Manchester’s John Murray (27-0-15 KO’s) for the vacant British lightweight title. The fight will take place on October 3rd at the Leisure Centre, Altrincham, Cheshire, United Kingdom.
Thaxton comes to the fight with 3 losses in his last 5 fight the most recent a humiliating 8 round points loss (76-77) to unknown fighter Tom Glover. In the fight Thaxton was out boxed, out worked and out skilled, it even got to the stage were Thaxton was deducted a point for holding which indecently cost him the loss. If this is how Thaxton is going to perform against such a talented boxer as John Murray then he can say goodbye to his British lightweight title dreams and goodbye to his career as a professional boxer.
Undefeated fast handed, some what hard punching John Murray is one of Britain’s top talents and should at this moment in time be the British Lightweight champion, however Murray was 2ozs overweight, at the weigh in for his last fight and second title defense against Scott Lawton, after failing to shift the excess weight he was immediately stripped of his title and the title vacated, this meant that even though Murray beat Lawton by TKO in the 6th he was no longer champion.
Matching them up I find it hard to see how Murray is going to lose and, how Thaxton is going to win.
Murray has the edge in every department,
He’s got youth on his side being 10 years younger then Thaxton,
Has better boxing skill,
Has more power,
And is overall a much better boxer.
If Murray some how does lose this fight then its will just be a set back in his career, Thaxton on the other hand, this is a take all or nothing match, if he fails to win I believe its all over for him.
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