Former champion boxer Jamie Moore has told Sky Sports News HQ he feared for his life after he was shot earlier this month in Marbella. In an exclusive interview, Moore revealed he hopes to be back in the gym within six months – despite still having a bullet lodged in his leg.
“I’m feeling not too bad to be honest,” said Moore, who was in Spain in his new role as a trainer working with world title contender Matthew Macklin. “Obviously I’m still a bit shocked about what happened and why but I’ve been quite positive all the way through. I’m just glad to be here because by all accounts it was a bit of a close shave.
“The doctors have said I’ve been very lucky. I’ve taken a bullet in the hip which has come down and fractured a bone and it’s lodged in between my main artery and it cannot be removed. They said it is safer to stay there. Half a centimetre to the left and within five minutes I would probably have died.
“I also was shot through the back of my left leg and it has caused the nerve in the bottom part of my leg to close down but once my body starts to heal then I’ll get full use of my leg back.
“Realistically it will be six months before I’m back in the gym. But I am a fighter. When I first got back to Manchester they said I was going to be in bed for four weeks, but I was back on my feet on crutches within four days.”