MARTIN Murray returns to the ring on Saturday when he takes on Arman Torosyan at the Echo Arena, Liverpool in a bout that sees him bumped back up to the super-middleweight division.

The Fingerpost fighter had dropped back down to middleweight after his loss to George Groves last year.

But the organisers needed Murray to be reserve to headliners Callum Smith and undefeated Swede Erik Skoglund, who are taking part in the Super Middleweight 8s Muhammad Ali Trophy, should one of the pair not make weight or pull out with injury.

Murray expects to be tipping the scales at 13 stone when he tackles the 33-year-old Berlin-based Armenian, who boasts a record of 18 wins and a draw from 22 paid bouts.

But he admits that his future lies in the 160lb division.

Murray has not boxed since winning a bruising encounter against Gabriel Rosado at the Liverpool venue in April, and said training was going well.

His long-time trainer Oliver Harrison has been ill, so Murray has been working with Jamie Moore.

Murray said: “We have had a short camp over five weeks but we have made great progress.

“It has been a long time out of the ring – but I don’t like being inactive when the season is open.

“It has been too long, but I have had a good rest and recovery and had a great time over the summer with my family and friends.”

This is Murray’s first bout since the stormy win over Gabriel Rosado – and he is wary of his opponent who has a good knockout ratio from his fights.

“Tyrosian has knocked 16 out so is quite dangerous.

“But the three fights where he has lost is when he has stepped up.

“I am confident I am going to win. I am a careful fighter, but I want to get him out of there.

“We have had a good camp, worked on some good tactics and sparring has gone well,” Murray said.

Murray turns 35 at the end of this month, but still has big ambitions after going so close on the world stage

“I still want a world title - I have proved I am world class at both weights. That is what I am pushing towards, but I just want the big fights and secure my family’s future,” he said.