Jamie Moore: Shrugs Of Injury Woes To Play In Charity Footy Tournament This Sunday
Former British, Commonwealth and European Light Middleweight Champion Jamie Moore is the latest in a long line of stars – that includes WBO Light Heavyweight World Champion Nathan Cleverly, former undisputed Super Middleweight Champion of the World Joe Calzaghe, soon to be WBO Lightweight World title challenger Kevin Mitchell, Commonwealth Middleweight Champ Billy Joe Saunders, former European Bantamweight Champ Ian ‘Dappa’ Napa, former British Super Middleweight Champion Paul Smith to name but a very few – to sign up for this Sunday’s TRAD TKO 3rd Annual Boxers and Celebrities Charity Football Tournament, in aid of the Indee Rose Trust.
Jamie virtually dominated the domestic Light Middle scene for most of the noughties, during which time the big punching southpaw competed in no less than fourteen championship bouts, winning eleven, ten of which were by way of stoppage.
Mightily impressive stats, but they still don’t tell the full story of ‘Magnificent Moore’. Jamie has been in some real barnstormers, such as the fantastic trilogy of fights with Liverpool’s Michael Jones, the ‘06 Fight of the Year Battle Royale with Matthew Macklin and his European Championship campaign, which see him utterly destroy Michele Piccirillo, in three to lift the crown, then Roman Dzhuman, in just two rounds on his first defense, before finally succumbing to Ryan Rhodes in late ‘09.
It’s Jamie’s competitive nature that has drawn him to make the journey south, from his home in Salford, to take part in the tournament, even though he is carrying an injury, as he explained earlier. “Yeah I’m coming down, but I’ve got a problem with my ankle, I’m going to see how it feels otherwise I’ll have to be a goalkeeper.
Johnny has done a great job organising the event each year and it shows the spirit of the boxing community as everyone comes and supports each other, you know.
There’s a lot of rivalry in Boxing, but it goes to show how they all come together for a really good cause and give everyone a really good day out.
It’s got to the point now where everyone certainly knows about it and I’m sure it will continue for years and years to come.”
Jamie then went on to talk about a couple of the teams that will be taking part on Sunday, “I’ve heard Nathan Cleverly is bringing his own team down this year, I’m sure he’ll have a load of ringers in it.
Smigga’ll (Paul Smith) be down again, he wasn’t happy his team didn’t make it to the final last year, so they’ll have been training hard I’m sure.
It’s what it’s all about we can raise a load of dough for the Indee Rose, meet the fans and have a great day out at the same time”
This year’s TRAD TKO Boxing Gym organised Boxers and Celebrities Football Tournament, in aid of the Indee Rose Trust, kicks off at 12:00pm at the Concord Rangers FC, Thames Road, Canvey Island, Essex on Sunday 12th August 2012.
Tickets for this very special event, priced: Standard: £10.00 and V.I.P. £20.00, are available on-line from www.tkoboxoffice.com – in person from the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA or on the gate on Sunday.
Children’s tickets, priced £5.00, will also be available on the day.
For further information either call the TRAD TKO Boxing Gym on 020 7474 3199 or see www.indeerosetrust.org – www.tkoboxinggym.com or facebook.com/theindeerosetrust