28th July 2012

JonJo Finneganburtonmail.co.uk
We’re sorry to have to report that Burton On Trent super-middleweight Jonjo Finnegan is in intensive care today after undergoing brain surgery following defeat to Lincoln’s Ryan Clark last night in their highly anticipated rematch.

Jonjo, 32, is said to be in a stable condition  after being knocked out in the sixth round by Clark in his first defence of the International Masters title. The fight was a rematch after Jonjo lost to Clark in April for the vacant belt.

Ringside medical staff were quickly in the ring at the Burton Town Hall to attend to Finnegan, and he was then rushed to Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre, where he went into surgery.


Carl Greaves, Clark’s manager, Tweeted this morning: “Just to let everyone know, the doctors are pleased with how the operation went.

“Jonjo is now on a ventilator and is stable but in intensive care.”

A devastated Ryan Clark wrote: “I hate myself so much right now. Wish I could turn back time and just give him my belt. I did not mean to hurt anyone that bad.

“It is boxing – could have happened to any of us. You are in my prayers, Jonjo.”


BritishBoxers would like to send their thoughts, prayers and best wishes to Jonjo for a speedy recovery.We will keep you updated on his progress..
  • Anonymous

    you have given it your best again jonjo maybe its time to hang up the gloves now mate newhall and the whole of derbyshire are proud of you

  • Anonymous

    So proud of u Jonjo u put up a good fight such a shame it had to end the way it did. Get fit & well soon u will be in r thoughts, i will treasure my gloves that u signed for me a couple of weeks ago they r on my bedroom wall.
    Ronan (The Cat)

  • Anonymous

    billy the black praying for a speedy recovery god bless you