View Full Version : Magee returns in December!


barryboy
09-23-2004, 09:19 AM
Belfast boxer Eamon Magee will make his comeback to the ring in his native city on 10 December.
Magee's career was thought to be over after a vicious gang attack last March left him with horrendous leg injuries.
However, the Belfastman is now firmly on the road to recovery and plans to defend his WBU welterweight title in the New Year.
An opponent for the December bout has yet to be named but the fight is likely to take place at the King's Hall.
The WBU has told Magee that he is still its welterweight title holder.
"They have given me until the end of March to defend the title," said Magee.
"I've got a mortgage to pay like everybody else and boxing is the only means I have of earning a living."
The 32-year-old Magee sustained a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula after being dragged from a car.
He said at the time that his career was definitely over after his injuries were diagnosed by two specialists.
But following a miraculous recovery, Magee is back in training again.
Magee returned to the gym in early August although he had to curtail sparring for a number of weeks because he had been prescribed the drug Warfarin to aid his recovery.
Before the gang attack, Magee was being lined up to fight Sharmba Mitchell.
He is still holding out hope of a fight with Mitchell, the IBF light welterweight interim champion, although a re-match with Ricky Hatton is also high on Magee's agenda.
Hatton outpointed Magee over 12 rounds in June 2002.

I'm really surprised at this but it's great news, i always liked Magee as a fighter and hoped he would come back at some stage but i thought it would be a while yet, he wasn't a mover anyway so it might not affect him that much, good luck to him.

J !
09-23-2004, 10:04 AM
couple of the lads at the bbn sat next to him at the BBOC awards said he was a right larf, but not the type you would wanna piss off!

Good news seemd it was all a storm in a teacup what he got hospitalised for , tho you never know the full truth.

Just finished i/viewing Scott Dann british mweight champ from Plymouth, what a bloody nice bloke.

barryboy
09-23-2004, 10:45 AM
Good stuff, i picked Dann to win the other day :D What's he planning on doing next, i remember he def. hurt Eastman when they fought.

J !
09-23-2004, 10:55 AM
Fight in plymouth in nov, wants the lonsdale outright, then back to euro level, I reckon he is underated oculd be a decent euro level champ .

Ill send ya the link when its up.

gotta say a gracious team of people, really gave Steveie bendall some encouragement too.

neils7147933
09-24-2004, 01:47 PM
I've only seen two Magee fights, one on a Hatton undercard and the other vs.Hatton.

Didn't he get injured over a fight over something really stupid, like a snowman? I remember it was a strange story when it came out.

Oh well, he knocked Hatton down anyway, no one else I believe can claim that yet.

barryboy
09-24-2004, 01:50 PM
Yeah it was a stupid argument like that between Magee's kids and another family which just escalated way out of hand.