Advertisement
Advertisement

Brian Magee Rules Out Retirement, Plans To Fight On

Brian Magee has ruled out retirement after his world title was ripped away by Mikkel Kessler at the weekend.

Magee's first defence of his WBA super-middleweight belt was ruthlessly cut short by Kessler, who halted the Belfast fighter with body shots in the third round in Denmark.

The 37-year-old has struggled at the top level, losing in the past to Carl Froch and Lucian Bute, but Magee remains confident he can still hold his own in a division packed with big names.

"When I took that first punch to the body it sent ripples of pain right throughout my body," he told the Belfast Telegraph. "It caught me right on the sweet spot, at the point of the solar plexus which just takes your breath away.

"It left a sting and I never got over it."

Reflecting on his future plans, he said: "I'm not thinking about retirement. I feel as if I could go in and have another fight right now. Take away that perfect body shot and I was in the fight and I just wish I could have had more time.

"I have been fighting at a very high level so I don't want to be dropping down too much to another level. Having worked so hard it's so frustrating the way it finished.

"I'll have to see where this leaves me in the world rankings.

"I know that I can look back and say that I fought the best of my generation and I have a good record but my thinking at the moment is that I have just lost another fight and I can come back."

Tags: Brian Magee image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Clegg on 12-12-2012

He'll probably get an offer to fight Groves, DeGale, Anderson or someone like that before too long.

Comment by PittyPat on 12-11-2012

[quote]When I took that first punch to the body it sent ripples of pain right throughout my body[/quote] Nice to hear a fighter actually telling the truth in graphic detail for once, rather than blowing it off by saying s[color=black]h[/color]it…

Comment by JKidd2624 on 12-11-2012

Go back to the club level and get a few more decent sized paydays. Or continue to be a KO victim to the top level. Not a bad career route to take.

Comment by Russian Crushin on 12-11-2012

Why would he retire, he's a good fighter but not top tier

Comment by BattlingNelson on 12-11-2012

[QUOTE=ddangerous;12801146]I still have yet to see this KO. Everything else this past weekend was overshadowed obviously.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://www.my-files.fr/f/12/1355067593.gif[/IMG]

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (10)
Top Headlines Deontay Wilder-Chris Arreola in Play For Summer Showdown Video: Joseph Diaz Discusses His Career, The Future, More Et Tu, Bute? Former Champ in Hot Water After Failing Drug Test Video: Sergio Mora Discusses Golovkin, Canelo, Jacobs, More Frank Warren: Not in a Million Years Does Eubank Jr. Beat Golovkin Phil Lo Greco-Joseph Elegele Tops PBC on Bounce, June 12th Lucian Bute Fails Drug Test, Positive For Ostarine in Jack Draw Gerald Washington: Deontay Wilder Title Fight is 'Very Possible' Abril, Foreman Broadway Boxing Double: Full Card Details Provodnikov's Promoter Not Surprised His Fighter Went To SHO Hedi Taouab, Legendary Matchmaker Passes Away at 68 Manny Pacquiao Declines Opportunity To Fight in Rio Olympics Photos: Wladimir Klitschko Putting in Work for Tyson Fury Rematch Photos: Tony Bellew, Ilunga Makabu Go Face To Face at Presser Roy Jones Jr. Backs Countryman Povetkin, Says He's Not To Blame Willie Limond Hopes To Land Ricky Burns Showdown Tony Bellew: I'll Show Makabu That I'm The Real Cruiserweight Nonito Donaire Headed To Jessie Magdaleno Clash Next? Shields: Canelo Running From Golovkin; Won't Face Jermall Charlo Eubank Jr: Canelo a Mexican Warrior? That Was Embarrassing! David Price Aims To Land Anthony Joshua Shot in The Fall Photos: Casimero, With Tyson and Jones at Ringside, Gets Revenge Di Rocco Warns Ricky Burns That Layoff Made Him 'More Hungry' Groves Plans To Get Martin Murray a Beer After Beating Him Kenny Lemos Inks Promotional Pact With Under Dawgs Boxing Chavez Jr. Advises Canelo To Demand '158' For Golovkin Bout Shakeup: John Riel Casimero Gives Flyweight a Fresh Spark Chris Blaney Inks Promotional Pact With Ricky Hatton Deontay Wilder Wants WBC To Rule on Povetkin Sooner Than Later Gutierrez Vows That Rosado Won't Make it To Chavez Jr. Fight Damon Allen Batters, Stops Danny Montoya in Three Rounds Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Had No Intention To Do The Fight! Mike Tyson: You Can't Call Tyson Fury a Bum After Klitschko Win Photos: Francisco Vargas Throws Out First Pitch at Dodgers Game Showtime Sues Top Rank: Mayweather-Pacquiao Legal Fee Dispute Fernando Montiel Not Looking To Retire, Plans To Fight Again Tony Bellew Gets Celebrity Backing as He Enters Makabu Fight Mike Tyson Lands Role in Reboot of The Kickboxer Franchise Duran Confident Mosley Secures Shot at Thurman-Porter Winner Sugar Ray Leonard: I Told Mayweather I Would Have Beat Him
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement