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John Murray: Manchester Boxer Forced To Re...

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 17 Nov 2014

John Murray: Manchester boxer forced to retire by eye injury

Manchester boxer John Murray has been forced to retire because of an eye injury that could lead to blindness. The 29-year-old has had two operations on a detached retina and been advised by doctors to quit the sport. A former British and European champion, Murray failed in a bid for the WBA world lightweight title when he lost to Brandon Rios in New York in 2011.

In his last fight, he lost an WBO inter-continental lightweight title bout against Anthony Crolla. However, Murray ends his career with an impressive record of 33 wins, 20 by stoppage or knockout, and only three defeats from 36 professional contests.

"I've had 20/20 vision in both of my eyes my whole life," he told ITV News....

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Scott Harris's Photo Scott Harris 18 Nov 2014

Right choice.

hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 18 Nov 2014

didn't have much of a choice.

can't get licensed with serious eye damage.

decent fighter.

lacked the weapons at the higher level.

BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 18 Nov 2014

Sad to hear, but the correct choice.

stevieb_8006's Photo stevieb_8006 18 Nov 2014

Over achieved given the lack of head movement really. Tough bastard. He's skint apparently which is a shame.