After having to withdraw from my Title Fight last month due to my brain scan showing a slight change, I visited a specialist to learn as much as I could and see if there was still a possibility of resuming my career.
Unfortunately this is not the case. The Doctor has advised me to cease my participation in Boxing as the change will no doubt get worse if I continue to take unneeded impact. I had a long chat with my promoter and who has been fantastic over the weekend and there is no arguments from us or the need to contest it. Health is the most important, and as I stand I am fully healthy and able to live a fully normal life with my friends, family and now my perfect little girl. Nothing is worth risking that, even my own legacy.
That being said I have so many mixed emotions in leaving this brutal but amazing sport behind. Boxing has given me so much and the journey it has taken me on has turned me from a boy into a man. I have met some amazing people and had some of the best experiences of my life because of it. To sign myself out of the game I wanted to put something together not just for me but for all of my fantastic supporters and sponsors that summed up my small contribution to this sport. I was always so lucky to have you all throughout the years and I cannot tell you how much it meant to me. I will be forever grateful.
To try and condense something I have dedicated my last decade into a 9 min video was very hard but everything shown even down to the music (for you F.D) has special meaning to me. I can now walk away with my head held high. I didn’t achieve everything I wanted but I’m very proud of my time served. Everything happened for a reason and even the lows helped define what sort of character I am when I dusted myself off and came back bigger stronger and better. Thank-you to the countless people who have helped me over the years I hope this video pays tribute to you.
Finally as I often do on any of my posts, thanks to my Dad – my trainer and best friend rolled into one. No one had faith in me like you did Dad, and I honestly gave my all to make you proud. This was never just for me, it was for US. You did me proud Dad and I am so happy we travelled this Journey together.