Jamie Moore has been acclaimed many superlatives during his exciting professional boxing career. Born in Salford, Manchester in November 1978 he went on to win and keep outright the British light-middleweight title, the Irish title and also added the Commonwealth and European belts to his collection.

‘Moorsey’ a self confessed Nigel Benn fan, who was inspired to box after watching ‘The Dark Destroyer’ as a kid, unfortunately never got to fight for a world title during his 37 fight career, but like his hero he will always hold a special place in the hearts and minds of most boxing fans and will always hold the accolade the the ‘fighters fighter’

In this exclusive interview with Jamie, we refer to him as the ‘Boxer’s Boxer’ and on the 6 year anniversary of his epic fight with Matthew Macklin, I talk in-depth to Jamie about that fight, and the events, people and career battles that shaped his life.

Now a boxing pundit working for Sky Sports, Jamie Moore will always be in the mind, when fans talk about British boxing’s toughest and most exciting boxers to have graced a ring and his British title fight against Macklin on 29th September 2006 is cemented in boxing folklore and will always be remembered and mentioned in any ‘best British fights of all time list.’

In part one of this two part series, Jamie talks about how he got into boxing, his amateur career, including his fight against Ricky Hatton. He takes us back to when he turned pro and his early career fights, leading up to his first crack at the British title against Michael Jones. A fight that started a trilogy with his Liverpool rival and another fight of the year, for the battle hardened Mancunian, who stared in three fights of the year during his career.


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