Boxer Jamie Moore – Book Signing
Boxer Jamie Moore packs a punch, and a book store.
The former British, Irish, Commonwealth and European champion, had scores of fans attend his book signing at Waterstones on Deansgate in Manchester at the weekend.
‘Mooresey The Fighter’s Fighter’ released nationwide last week, to rave reviews.
Many of his clients attended the event, including Coronation Street’s Catherine Tyldesley (Eva) and Katie Mcglynn (Sinead) .
Hollyoak’s actor Jamie Lomas (Warren) and Emmerdale’s Anthony Quinlan ( Pete) also came to support friend Jamie who coaches them from his boxing gym in Salford.
37-year-old Moore, who now works as a Sky Sports boxing pundit, then hosted a private celebration at nearby DogBowl, where guests enjoyed ten pin bowling and delicious American style finger food.
Actress Catherine said : “Jamie’s story is inspirational. He is living proof that dreams and goals can come true.
“I love boxing as a sport and I think it is a great way to keep healthy, both mentally and physically. It is such an honour to train with Jamie, I think he must have the patience of a saint when it comes to training me.
The strict discipline and intense training required for an elite boxer, totally turned his life around for the better.
He joined the legendary Olivers boxing gym in Salford, and later became the first boxer from the city for 100 years to win a Lonsdale belt.
Jamie went on to become British, Irish, Commonwealth and European light middleweight champion and was ranked an impressive number 2 in the world.
His southpaw-style -leading with his right- won critical praise from boxing fans and respected sports writers, and to this day is one of Britain’s most loved boxers.
His career was ended earlier than he expected, on expert medical advice, however any temptation to get back to the buzz of the ring disappeared after he was shot in a terrible case of mistaken identity.
Jamie now hopes his hugely inspirational life story will influence youngsters teetering on the edge, not to chose the dark side of life.
He has surprised doctors and physiotherapists with his recovery from the shooting, and despite still having a bullet lodged in his hip, and extensive nerve and msucle damage to his leg, he recently completed the Great Manchester Run, in an impressive 52 minutes.
“If my words help or inspire someone then it will be the best victory I have had- a true knock-out.”
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