Jamie Moore recovering after Marbella shooting

Published On Tuesday, August 5, 2014By British Boxing News
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Former European champ Jamie Moore recovering after Marbella shooting

Former European champion Jamie Moore has been recovering in hospital after he was shot in Marbella.

The Salford man was hit in the leg and hip after leaving a party in the early hours of Sunday morning and is under armed guard in hospital. A gunman is thought to have fired five shots, hitting Moore twice as he returned to an apartment block in the Spanish resort.

The 35-year-old, who became a trainer after retiring from the ring and who has also worked as a commentator for Sky Sports, has since undergone an operation. He had been working with Matthew Macklin at his Marbella-based gym ahead of an upcoming middleweight fight with Jorge Sebastian Heiland in Dublin, on August 30.

On Monday evening 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."

Moore, who also trains Hull lightweight Tommy Coyle, held European, British and Commonwealth titles during his illustrious career as a light-middleweight. Macklin was halted by Moore back in 2006, but enlisted the services of his former foe after a defeat by WBA champion Gennady Golovkin last year.

No arrests have yet been made.