MARTIN Murray will be out to impress when he fights Jose Miguel Torres on Saturday – and already has a world title clash with WBO Super Middleweight king Arthur Abraham fixed firmly in his sights.

The St Helens fighter tackles the big-punching Colombian at the First Direct Arena in Leeds for the WBA Inter-Continental title – but he has made it clear he is in pursuit of the bigger prizes.

That said, Fingerpost’s finest is not taking his third bout at his new weight for granted against a fighter who with 27 knockouts from 31 wins always has a puncher’s chance.

Murray said: “I have eased into the new division, but have got a tougher fight this week. It is for a belt – but they are all the same now, I just want the main belt and that is it.

“It is a good level of opponent – but these fights are standard fights that I should be having in between world title fights. I am building up into a big one and the plan is a step up in class each time I fight.

“Torres has knocked 27 out of 31 out so he can obviously punch so I have got to watch out for that. He also knows how to survive in there.

“One punch can change a fight – with him being powerful he always has a puncher’s chance so I have got to be on my game.

“But every time he has stepped up in class he has been beaten.

“The way I am feeling and the way everything has gone, I need to be dealing with it quite comfortably on Saturday. That’s the plan.”

And moving forward to the next big one Murray does not see any of his pathways noticeably blocked to challenge for any of the range of belts to have a crack at.

But one in particular appeals.

“I really want the Arthur Abraham fight,” said Murray.

“Eddie Hearn was with the Sauerlands last week, so hopefully it gets made.

“ I doubt he would give me a voluntary defence as I’m too dangerous – so I would have to go down the route of becoming mandatory challenger in one of the governing bodies.

“James DeGale has the IBF, I hope George Groves wins the WBC as that’s a fight I believe we can make, Frank Buglioni is fighting Fedor Chudinov for the WBA in a few weeks, so when I win the WBA Inter-Continental that should put me high up the rankings.

“I’m not picky over which of these guys I fight - I want them all.”

Murray explained that he has trained more or less flat out since May, but is finding not having to shed the extra weight to get down to 160lbs much better.

And with him being the last fight on the televised Leeds bill before Josh Warrington defends his Commonwealth and WBC International Featherweight titles against Joel Brunker, his profile will again be sky high.

“I am ready and looking forward to it. I had a great camp and everything has been brilliant.

“The new weight is really suiting me. I had a week off early May and since then I have had a couple of fights and trained straight through.

“I just feel physically strong and can’t wait for Saturday,” he said.