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Lee Murtagh – June Aria Show

Lee Murtagh – June Aria Show

My next show is on 24th June and again it’s at the Aria Suite on Woodhouse Street. It’s on a Saturday evening this time for a change but it’s by popular demand so I’ll have to see how it goes. […]

Lee Murtagh – Good Honest Boxing

Lee Murtagh – Good Honest Boxing

Good Honest Boxing I’ll start with my recent show towards the end of April at the Aria Suite which nearly saw a return to ‘Carry on Boxing’ with the ring and the ref with letting me down at short notice. […]

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Boxing to a Plan

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Boxing to a Plan

Boxing to a Plan I’ll start with a quick round up of the East Leeds boxers on my last show at the Aria Suite in early March. Flying the flag for Stanks, Danielle Naylor, was on the right end of […]

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Back to Malta

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Back to Malta

  We started the year off in warmer climes, when a Bethlehem team went over to Malta for the first time in almost a year. We had six boxers on the bill although the total entourage was twenty seven people […]

Lee murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Onwards and Upwards 2017

Lee murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Onwards and Upwards 2017

  Upwards & Onwards 2017 My first column of 2017, where does the time go? I want to look back over the last year and tell you about what we have planned for 2017 and although he’s featured heavily in […]

Lee murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Three Little Birds

Lee murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Three Little Birds

So much to talk about, so little space! So I’ll start with Liam Hayes, a boxer whose been with me the best part of eight years and he’s still only 21. When Liam first came and trained with me, it […]

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – A Tale of Two Liams

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – A Tale of Two Liams

A Tale of Two Liams My next and final show of the year in Leeds is at the Aria Suite on Woodhouse Street (LS6 2JH). Top of the bill for the first time in his career is Crossgates fighter Liam […]

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Realisation Time

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Realisation Time

  Realisation Time Friday 9th September saw my first show since the summer break and what a show it was. The first two fights set the tone for the night, they were ferocious.   First up was Liam McElduff who […]

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Geordies and Perseverance

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Geordies and Perseverance

  We resume after the summer break with my next show at the Area Suite on 9th September. It’s a busy show with fifteen fights scheduled, thirteen semi-pro and two professional. Made in Leeds TV will be filming for the […]

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Raising Expectations

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Raising Expectations

Raising Expectations and Counting out in Malta The behind the scenes stuff in boxing is something which rarely gets a mention and why would it? But in some ways it’s the most important thing, especially when operating in the so […]

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Fighting for the Wrong Reasons

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Fighting for the Wrong Reasons

A lot of potential boxers come through Bethlehem’s or any other boxing clubs doors to experience what they perceive as the glamour of it all. Anybody who has been around boxing for a while will recognise the type. They’ll go […]

Lee Murtagh – Bethlehem in the Sun

Lee Murtagh – Bethlehem in the Sun

A busy last few weeks for myself and the Bethlehem boxers which includes the professional debut of Sophie Varley on my show on the 22nd April. Unfortunately, as I write this, deadlines dictate the fight will have already taken place […]

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing – Carrying the Flag

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing – Carrying the Flag

Sometime’s we all have to put our hands up and admit to making a mistake. So, I’ll start with poor Sophie Varley whose scheduled title fight in my February show at the Arla was cancelled due to her not making […]

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Grey Area

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary – Grey Area

The last few months have seen an upsurge in British Board of Boxing Control (BBBC) licensed boxers in the East Leeds area, many of who have come throughout the semi pro ranks. I find this ironic, as far as I […]

Lee Murtagh – Back to the Future

Lee Murtagh – Back to the Future

I’ll begin this issue with Sam Smith’s defence of her MBC International Masters Bronze belt against former Big Brother contestant Angel McKenzie last month at the Pryzm. The fight went the full eight rounds and was just what Sam needed. […]

Lee Murtagh – Double Bronze

Lee Murtagh – Double Bronze

Sam Smith made her much anticipated London début at the legendary York Hall earlier in the month. I would love to say she scored an impressive first round victory, well she did but again her Latvian opponent fell short of […]

Lee Murtagh – Garforth Town FC

Lee Murtagh – Garforth Town FC

Only one place to start this issue, Sam Smith and her first big title fight as a professional boxer at my show at Garforth Town FC at the beginning of the month. Her opponent Zsofia Bedo came from Hungary and […]

Lee Murtagh – Micky Vann presents

Lee Murtagh – Micky Vann presents

Few people within boxing will not have heard of Micky Vann. I’d bet a fair few outside of the sport will be familiar with boxing’s most famous third man in the ring. He’s the man I turn to if I […]

Bethlehem, Malta and Latvians

Bethlehem, Malta and Latvians

Another Sunday afternoon, another great show at the Pryzm Night club. We might as well get it out of the way and start off (again) with Sophie Varley. In only her 6th EBF fight she found herself fighting for the […]

Lee Murtagh – Malta and Pryzm

Lee Murtagh – Malta and Pryzm

I’ll start in Malta, where Sophie and Graham Mattison made their ‘European debuts’ on the ‘Strictly Boxing’ Show’ which was televised in Malta and took place at the Monte Kristo Estates which looked like a bullring. Sophie fought a four […]

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary

  First stop this year is Bethlehem Boxing Clubs participation in a major show over in Malta at the end of January. We’re taking a team of three over (plus supporting cast of five more), Graham Mattison is fighting a […]

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary

Lee Murtagh’s Boxing Diary

Well, it’s finally happened, it’s taken almost three years to make and I’ve probably used half a rain forest in publicising it but Lee the Movie (also known as Fighting Down in Bethlehem) finally had it’s double premier at Chapel […]

Lee Murtagh – Fighting Down in Bethlehem

Lee Murtagh – Fighting Down in Bethlehem

      “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”  Mark Twain  Well, it’s finally happening, ‘Fighting Down in Bethlehem’ aka ‘Lee the Movie’ sees its […]

Lee Murtagh – Pink Collar Boxing

Lee Murtagh – Pink Collar Boxing

          Regular readers will be aware women’s boxing has a special place in my heart. From the early days when I began to train Sam Smith, I realised just how difficult it was for women who […]

Lee Murtagh – Causing Mayhem in Malta

Lee Murtagh – Causing Mayhem in Malta

As a boxer, I always respected a ref who allowed the fight to flow; a nod or gesture here and there or a few quick, choice words is better than stopping the fight and wagging your finger, people come to […]