Jamie Moore (boxer)
|Real name||Jamie Moore|
|Nickname(s)||"The Fighters Fighter" or "Moorsey"|
|Rated at||Light Middleweight|
4 November 1978 |
|Wins by KO||23|
Jamie Moore (born 4 November 1978 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England) is a retired professional boxer from Walkden, Salford and is the former European light middleweight champion. Moore fights at Light Middleweight but has competed in the divisions either side.
He is a former two-time British Light Middleweight Champion and a former Commonwealth Champion. He vacated the British crown in December 2007 to concentrate on the European title, which he won in March 2009 by stopping former world champion Michele Piccirillo in the 3rd round. He announced his retirement on the 12th of April 2010, coming to this decision following medical advice from the British Boxing Board of Control.
Moore boxed as an amateur before turning professional in October 1999. He won his professional debut against Jamie Rolfe scoring a knockout in the third second of the first round on a card that included Thomas Eade, Robert Hill Daniels, Thomas McDonagh and journeyman Peter Buckley.
Moore's first opportunity to fight for a title belt, the WBU Intercontinental Light Middleweight Title, was in July 2001. However, Moore suffered the first defeat of his career when Scott Dixon stopped Moore in the fifth of the scheduled twelve rounds to take the title, despite Moore having Dixon down in the third round.
The Michael Jones trilogy
In 2003, Moore fought Liverpool's Michael Jones for both the British and Commonwealth Light Middleweight Title at the Everton Park Sports Centre in north Liverpool. Moore won this tough fight on points to win his first professional title. Moore retained the British title in subsequent fights and became the first Salford Fighter in over 100 years to win the Lonsdale Belt. However, this was not the last that Moore was to see of Liverpudlian Michael Jones as the pair fought again in November 2004 again at the Altrincham Leisure Centre in Greater Manchester for the British title and this time Moore lost after being disqualified in the third round to hitting on the break. The pair again faced each other for the final time in July 2005 at the same venue and for the same British Light Middleweight title but this time Moore avenged the defeat he suffer the previous year by stopping Jones in the sixth round. Jamie Moore got revenge on Thomas Eade in a huge showdown.
Matthew Macklin barnstormer
Moore's most high-profile fight so far in his professional career came in September 2006 when he fought Matthew Macklin at the George Carnell Leisure Centre, Davyhulme, Manchester. Macklin is a former Irish Middleweight title holder and is trained and fights out of the Billy Graham's Gym across the city from Moore's gym also in Manchester, which increased the rivalry in the fight. Moore defeated Macklin in a "fight of the year" contender bout to take the British Light Middleweight title.
- Boxrec. "Jamie Moore". Boxrec Fighter Page. Retrieved 13 October 2006.