‘Gutted and confused’ Jamie Moore thankful for support after being shot

Phil Jay 05/08/2014

Former British and European champion Jamie Moore has spoken out for the first time since reports surfaced that the retired fighter had been shot whilst spending time in Marbella.

The 35 year-old had been in the Spanish city preparing ex-opponent Matthew Macklin for his August 30 clash in Dublin against Jorge Heiland when Moore was hit in both legs and taken to hospital. Reports have stated Moore’s plight was a case of mistaken identity by gangsters in the resort as he left a friends home in the early hours of Sunday.

Friend Macklin had already taken to social media to assure fans that Moore would be fine, although the Salford man himself has now added his own thoughts as he tries to make sense of what happened over the weekend.

“Thanks for all the well wishes,” said Moore. (I am) Overwhelmed. Gutted and confused about what happened, but thank God I’m ok.

Moore went on: “It’s at times like this that you realise how well your thought of. I’ve had unbelievable support (and it) means a lot it really does.”

The successful boxer-turned trainer and TV pundit now faces a period of recovery from his injuries, and at this point it is unclear whether Moore will be able to take his place in the corner of Macklin later this month.

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