Boxing

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 – 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 – 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 – The Floodgates Have Opened

Lee Murtagh – The Floodgates Have Opened

The beginning of a very busy June saw me back in Malta, reffing an international title fight which saw Malta’s Greek born fighter Billy Corritos move into the heavyweight top ten rankings, it was the third professional title fight I’d […]

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 […]

Lee Murtagh – Women’s Boxing Super Six

Lee Murtagh – Women’s Boxing Super Six

As many of you know, women’s boxing is something that’s close to my heart. I first became interested when I started to train Sam Smith around seven years ago. It was always difficult to get fights for her and though […]

Lee on the big screen at Celtic Park

Lee Murtagh – Celtic Park and Life Begins at 40!

I’m starting this one off with a different sport – football. I finally got to go up to Celtic Park and was on the pitch beforehand where I got a fantastic reception from the Parkhead faithful. I must admit I’m […]