EXCLUSIVE: Father Phil fears the worst for son Tony Jeffries’ pro career
Tony Jeffries may have fought his last professional fight at the tender age of 27 as a last resort treatment for an injury to his hands does not hold much hope for the fighter’s father Phil.
‘Jaffa’ took bronze at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Many subsequently tipped him for a promising fight career until the hand trouble became unbearable in the wake of his last victory over Paul Morby in September the previous year.
Phil Jeffries, a promoter, has now told WBN that he expects the doctors to call time on his son’s fight career.
However, Tony is still clinging to the hope that the new procedure will prolong his fighting chances.
“We are trying one more treatment on his hands. But I don’t think he will box again, and Tony is gutted about it,” Phil told World Boxing News.
Asked whether Tony may move into training or promoting with his father, Phil answered: “Tony has not given up on boxing yet. He is in Los Angeles training still. He has hope the treatment will work.
“I, myself, don’t think it will. It is such a shame,” he added.
Sunderland FC fanatic Jeffries has nine wins from his ten fights so far. He was on the verge of fighting for his first professional title until disaster struck his fledgling career.
WBN wishes him all the best in his hope to fight again.