Charles Murray (boxer)

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Charles Murray (born August 18, 1968 in Rochester, New York) is a retired American boxer who boxed at light welterweight.

Amateur career[edit]

Murray was the 1987 United States Amateur Lightweight champion.

Professional career[edit]

Known as "The Natural," Murray turned pro in 1989 and won the vacant IBF light welterweight title with a decision win over Rodney Moore in 1993. He defended the title twice before losing it in 1994 to Jake Rodriguez via a majority decision. After the loss to Rodriguez, Murray quickly drifted from championship status to journeyman. He never challenged for a major title again and hasn't fought since 2004. Murray has three children, a seven-year-old, a fourteen-year-old and twenty-four-year-old. Murray was married on August 16, 2009. On August 17, 2010 had his fourth child in addition to a step-child.

Boxing trainer[edit]

Murray now trains boxers, and has trained Jerson Ravelo amongst other professional fighters.


Preceded by
Pernell Whitaker
IBF Light Welterweight Champion
15 May 1993– 13-Feb-1994
Succeeded by
Jake Rodriguez