MARTIN Murray came face to face with his next opponent, Jose Miguel Torres, in today's press conference at Leeds United's Elland Road.

The St Helens fighter tackles the big-punching Colombian at the First Direct Arena in Leeds for the WBA Inter-Continental title on Saturday.

Although confident, Fingerpost’s finest is switched-on enough not taking his third bout at his heavier 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.”