The reason for this is that Murray spent time in prison when he was younger but since then has turned his life around. This means that because of his past there was a delay with the approval of the visa.
The fight was scheduled for June 16th and was to be held in Texas. Murray is very annoyed with the situation. ''I'd signed the contract and everything was agreed so to be told I cannot box Chavez Jr because of my past is gut-wrenching''said Murray. ''As a human being I couldn't have done any more to turn my life around in the last seven years.''
|Murray in fight with Felix Sturm.|
Murray has said that he will still try and get himself a visa so he can box in the United States in the future but for now he will concentrate on defending his titles and maybe add another Lonsdale belt this summer.
He proved that he is able to fight at world level when he drew with WBA super champion Felix Sturm last december.
Murray is very grateful to his promoter Ricky Hatton for everything he has done. ''I would like to thank my team, Hatton Promotions for all their efforts and I have every faith in them.''
Hatton also commented on the situation saying: ''This is a sledgehammer for Martin and his team but everyone at Hatton Promotions will work to get him another world title fight.''