‘Posh Boy’ Colm Murphy ‘excited’ after victory in bloody Battle of Belfast

‘Posh Boy’ Colm Murphy ‘excited’ after victory in bloody Battle of Belfast

Colm Murphy wants to return to the Belfast Card again – and has asked Frank Warren to come back.

Murphy captured the Commonwealth super featherweight silver belt after winning a war of attrition against Jack Turner on Friday night.

Murphy moved to 12-0 with his fourth win at the distance, but the fight was called in the final round.

“I’m absolutely thrilled,” Murphy smiled.

“It was fun and I hope Frank Warren invites me back for another show if they come back for another Belfast Brawl.

“It was quite an experience. I was very nervous before, but now I am very grateful for the experience.”

There were just over two minutes left of the ten rounds scheduled to end when the stoppage was announced.

Referee Hugh Russell Jnr stopped the fight on the advice of the ringside doctor, with Turner, who is now 6ft 4in tall, seriously injured.

‘Posh Boy’ Murphy has already won the BUI Celtic and Irish titles.

The pressure increased when he tagged Turner, although the Scot lasted until the tenth verse.

Murphy said: “I knew Jack was an organised boxer who looked for sharp counters. I beat him to the jab all the time and punished him for it, and we also knew he would get frustrated.

“We made him go around the ring and use up his energy. I blocked all his right hands.

“Fair play, we thought he would give in to the pressure, he got to 10º round. He came in and put up a great fight, but I was fitter, stronger and hungrier.”

Murphy, managed by Mark Dunlop, has not turned his nose up at a return to some of the smaller venues.

He said: “I like small room shows and I never think I’m too big for them.”