Jamie Moore (boxer)

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Jamie Moore
Jamie Moore 2013.jpg
Moore in 2013
Statistics
Nickname(s)The Fighter's Fighter
Moorsey
Weight(s)Light middleweight
NationalityBritish
Born (1978-11-04) 4 November 1978 (age 40)
Walkden, Greater Manchester, England
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights37
Wins32
Wins by KO23
Losses5

Jamie Moore (born 4 November 1978) is a British former professional boxer. He is a former European light middleweight champion,[1][2][3] a two-former British light middleweight champion and a former Commonwealth light middleweight champion.

Moore vacated the British title 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 12 April 2010, upon receiving medical advice from the British Boxing Board of Control.

Boxing career[edit]

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, Paul Barnard 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.

Trilogy with Michael Jones[edit]

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. This time around, Moore lost after being disqualified in the third round to hitting on the break. The pair again faced each other for a third and final time in July 2005 at the same venue and once again for the British light middleweight title, but this time Moore avenged the defeat he suffered the previous year by stopping Jones in the sixth round. Following this, Moore avenged his loss Thomas Eade in a huge showdown.

Matthew Macklin Affair[edit]

Moore's most high-profile fight in his professional career came in September 2006 when he fought Matthew Macklin in Manchester. Macklin, himself a former Irish middleweight titleholder and at the time being trained at Billy Graham's gym across the city from Moore's gym, helped to increase the rivalry leading up to the fight. Moore defeated Macklin in a "fight of the year"[citation needed] contender to reclaim the British light middleweight title.

Shooting in Marbella[edit]

Four years after retiring from boxing, Moore was shot twice once in the hip and in the leg in Marbella on 3 August 2014. Moore, working as a pundit for Sky Sports, was in Spain to train old foe Matthew Macklin, who now owned a gym in the Costa del Sol resort. In the aftermath of the incident, Macklin tweeted: "Just to let everyone know Jamie Moore is still in hospital but he's OK. He was shot in his legs but the doctors have said there shouldn't be any serious or permanent damage done." [4]

Trainer of the year 2018[edit]

In 2018 Moore was awarded trainer of the year after winning multiple titles as a trainer with a bunch of talented fighters including Carl Frampton, Rocky Fielding and more. Moore is going from strength to strength in his career as a boxing trainer, with the likes of Carl Frampton, Tommy Coyle, Martin Murray, Rocky Fielding and most recently Jack Catterall all linking up with him and Nigel Travis at the VIP Gym in Astley in the last few months.[5]

His current stable in 2019 includes Carl Frampton, Tommy Coyle, Steven Ward, Martin Murray, Rocky Fielding, Jack Catterall, Aqib Fiaz, Chantelle Cameron, Sean McGoldrick and Marc Leach.

Titles in boxing[edit]

Preceded by
Wayne Alexander
British light middleweight champion
19 April 2003 – 26 November 2004
Succeeded by
Michael Jones
Vacant
Title last held by
Michael Jones
British light middleweight champion
8 July 2005 – 8 December 2007
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Gary Woolcombe
Vacant
Title last held by
Michael Jones
Commonwealth light middleweight champion
19 April 2003 – 31 January 2004
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Richard Williams
Vacant
Title last held by
Richard Williams
Commonwealth light middleweight champion
10 April 2004 – 26 June 2004
Succeeded by
Ossie Duran
Vacant
Title last held by
Ciaran Healy
Irish light middleweight champion
5 July 2008 – 15 May 2009
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Neil Sinclair
Preceded by
Zaurbek Baysangurov
European light middleweight champion
6 March 2009 – 23 October 2009
Succeeded by
Ryan Rhodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jamie in fight of his career
  2. ^ "Salford - News, views, gossip, pictures, video - Manchester Evening News". Salfordadvertiser.co.uk. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  3. ^ Chronnell, Liam (6 July 2007). "More heartache for Moore (From The Bolton News)". Theboltonnews.co.uk. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Jamie Moore recovering in hospital after being shot in Marbella". The Guardian. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  5. ^ Keay, Sheldan (21 February 2018). "Moore had plans to retire as a trainer - now he has one of the UK's best stables". men. Retrieved 19 June 2019.

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