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Jamie Moore Testimonial Dinner;
Boxing can be a cruel sport. Too many fighters have found themselves limited to its selfish square dungeon. Torn between their health and the prospect of continuing to battle for that one punch, a shot that’s carrying with it the instant promise of riches and fame. Boxing does not discriminate in this sense. That one punch can advance or destroy the career of any fighter and the fans do little to care in the latter situation. When he leaves no more blood on the canvas, there is rarely concern in the heart of the spectator for the fallen warrior. Boxing very rarely gives back what the man puts in and all too often there are sad stories to tell, rather than times being set aside to celebrate glory.
October 2nd 2010 will signal a welcomed change to this scenario. Some of the biggest names in British boxing will gather at the Reebok Stadium’s De Vere Whites hotel to celebrate the fruitful career of Salford’s Jamie Moore, Former Irish, British, Commonwealth and European Light-middleweight champion.
Moore engaged in many memorable battles in his 11 year career, which began at Manchester’s Bowlers arena with a third round TKO over Botswana’s Clive Johnson. Since that night, the knockouts never stopped, as Jamie built a reputation as a crowd pleasing southpaw who was never afraid to dig deep, one particular example of this being with the thrilling third fight of a trilogy against Liverpool’s Michael Jones for the British title, where following a breathtaking up-down slugfest, Moore rallied to stop Jones in the sixth. Matthew Macklin also had the privilege of a fight with Mooresey, another contest that will never be forgotten and another British classic (and fight of the year,) described as a “barnstormer”, that saw the two fighters meet in the centre of the ring for the ultimate test of stamina and guts, with Moore reigning supreme. These are the fights that justify a night of thanks and appreciation for a man who never failed to disappoint, whether that ended in victory or defeat.
Notable guests include Former 2 weight World champion, Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton, who will be a speaker at the event and former opponents Matthew Macklin and “Old Spice” Ryan Rhodes, who defeated Jamie in another classic for the European title in October 2009, in what was to be Jamie’s last big occasion in the ring.
Speaking on the event, Jamie expressed gratitude towards manager and friend Steve Wood, who has organised the event and stated that the money raised from the testimonial would be of great benefit to himself and his family. He stated that upon starting his career “(my) big ambition when i began was to make enough money for the kids to have a roof over their head and get the mortgage paid...the money raised will go some way towards doing this and it is a great gesture”.
Jamie continues to give back to the community that have supported him and runs daily circuit training sessions for people in the area, along with writing a weekly column for the publication Boxing News and carrying out promotional work for CNP products.
It is refreshing that boxing has found the time to commemorate the career of a modern British great and hopefully the evening will go a long way to show that the fighters such as Moore, who give so much, will never be forgotten and will forever be applauded for the entertainment, thrills and displays of courage and valour they provide. 
 
Retirement Statement;
It is with great sadness and regret that I am announcing my retirement from the sport I love.
In the last three years I have had three letters from the Boxing Board of Control declaring that there had been a slight change in my brain scan, although I was medically fit to box. After receiving the third letter recently I decided to seek an independent opinion and was advised  that I should retire.
That means is time to move on in life and pack away my gloves and gum shield for good.
It has not been an easy decision to make, but after back-to-back defeats I realise the body can no longer do what it once could. I have also suffered a catalogue of injuries that became harder to shake off.
I have a wonderful wife,  two beautiful children and a lifetime ahead of me and cannot, and will not risk my long term health for my own personal reasons.
Boxing will always be the most important thing in my life apart from my family and I will remain actively involved training professional boxers, and have also launched a high quality range of boxing equipment that I have designed, and also hope to get media opportunities.
I have had a fantastic career and achieved more than I could have dreamed of by winning Irish, British, Commonwealth and European light-middleweight titles.
I retire with my head held high knowing I contested some of the best fights ever witnessed in a British ring, and proud of the fact that, win or lose, fans were going to see an exciting fight.
I would like to thank the people involved in my career who helped me achieve so much.
 My friend and manager Steve Wood, has been with me my whole career from my debut, and has not only helped in boxing but in all aspects of my personal life for which i will be eternally grateful.
My friend and trainer Oliver Harrison who, since the Scott Dixon fight, has trained me and, without doubt, brought the best out in me and taught me to believe in myself again. He has passed on his vast knowledge of the sport on to me that I will hopefully pass on to others.
I would like to thank all the promoters I have worked with, especially Barry Hearn, who gave me the opportunity to win my Lonsdale Belt and Frank Maloney, who along with Steve worked tirelessly to get me my European title challenge when it seemed everyone else was trying to stop me.
A massive thanks to all my sponsors Ged Mason and Morsons, Ellesmere Properties, “B” Strong Windows and Len Funk at www.shoulderdoc.co.uk (story of my career!!!!)
I would like to thank Kerry Kayes and CNP who worked with me for the last two years and who I only wish I would have had the privilege of working with for my entire career.
May I also wish every opponent I have faced very best wishes for the future and my fingers are crossed that my friends Matthew Macklin and Ryan Rhodes will win world titles this year.
A huge thanks to all my fans and supporters who have followed me my whole career. Without their support I could have lost fights that I have won but their screams and cheers pulled me through!
I would like to give a special thanks to my mum and dad for bringing me up the right way and for making me the man I turned out to be, and to my beautiful wife Colleen, who has been on this incredible journey with me from start to finish. Without her help and support I would not achieved what I have today.
And finally, I thank God for allowing me to be involved in such a wonderful sport and allowing me the opportunity to meet so many great people and achieve as much as I have done.
 It’s been a great ride.
Many thanks,
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