Age 21 boxer started his career on December 1938 building a record of 59-17-3 over 13 years, last fighting 0 ago in April 1952. The longest win streak that Murray has ever recorded was between December 1938 and February 1941 when it totaled 14 wins. Murray's longest KO streak is 9 fights long.
In December 1938 Murray faced Russell Thomas in his debut bout over 4 rounds, but only 1 were needed as Murray became the quickest person ever to stop Thomas via a 1 round KO victory. Murray continued his pro journey, which was mostly successful at this point, by fighting 41 fights following his debut. Fights against boxers such as Buddy Walker, Buddy Walker and Turkey Thompson followed including once in 1938, 6 times in 1939 and 33 times between 1940 and 1944.
On January 20th, 1940, Murray took on and was defeated by Jim Johnson meaning his career tally went to 6-1-1. Coming into the fight with high confidence Murray fought his next fight against Jim Johnson on January 20th, 1940. Unfortunately, Murray was outclassed and lost the decision on the judges scorecards taking his record to 6-1-1. 9 wins followed where Murray went on to be the first to stop Elza Thompson, 4th person to stop Jim Johnson and 11th person to stop Eddie Gates (Round 2 KO).
Murray went into his next career fight with a record of 15-1-1 and took this to 16 wins with a win against Jimmy Clark on November 22nd, 1940. Murray was the first person to stop Jimmy Clark and he did it in the 5th round via KO. 43 wins followed where Murray went on to fight Jimmy Bivins, Turkey Thompson and Buddy Walker amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Murray entered his next fight with a mostly successful record of 50-9-2 and took this to 51 wins with a win against Ted Lowry on January 27th, 1947 via RTD. Murray's fight against Ted Lowry came in the 4th round of a 10 round fight via RTD. Murray became the first person to stop Lowry. Fights against boxers including Curtis Sheppard, Curtis Sheppard and Jimmy Bivins followed where he won 8 fights taking his winning streak to 57 wins.
Murray lost to Sid Peaks in his next fight. Taking place on January 22nd, 1948, Murray's career record after this fight stood at 57-11-2. Peaks proved to be the biggest challenge to date for Murray, Murray never really got going in the fight and Peaks handed Murray his first stoppage defeat in the 3rd round of a 10 rounder.
Roscoe Toles was next in line for Murray where unfortunately, he was defeated on April 12th, 1949 taking his record to 58-15-3. A valiant but fruitless effort for Murray. Murray fell just short and was defeated by Toles over the full 10 round distance.
The next defeat of Murray's career came against Johnny White on April 24th, 1952. This took his career record to 59-17-3. This was a challenging final career fight for Murray, Murray was taken the full 8 rounds in a UD loss. Murray's career ended in a records of 59 wins,17 losses, and 3 draws.