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Lee Purdy retires from boxing

26 fights, 20 wins, 13 knockouts. Lee Purdy the former British and IBF International Welterweight Champion is hanging up the gloves at age 27. His promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed the retirement yesterday.

The news is mostly put down to the fact that Purdy sustained a severed and detached retina in his left eye during a fight with long reigning European Champion Leonard Bundu late in 2013. At the time the extent of the injuries were not know and he was expect to return to the ring in late 2014 or early 2015 and excitement in the UK was beginning to build after it was suggested he could be fighting the winner of Frankie Gavin and Bradley Skeete for the British title. Continue reading

Lee Purdy describes European title challenge as ‘must win’; Murray wary of underdog’s bite at ExCeL

Lee Purdy and has vowed to show he has become a different fighter since losing to Devon Alexander when he challenges Italian Leonard Bundu for the European Welterweight title the ExCeL London on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.

The Colchester man has described Saturday’s fight as a ‘must win’ and says that if he does take Bunndu’s belt he wants to put himself in a position where champions will have no choice but to fight him. Continue reading

Joshua, Mitchell, Purdy, McDonnell and Ryder star on Matchroom Boxing Christmas show

Anthony Joshua MBE, Kevin Mitchell, Lee Purdy, Jamie McDonnell and John Ryder are all in action on a packed end of year Matchroom Sport show at the ExCeL London on December 14, live on Sky Sports.

London Olympic gold medallist Joshua will return to the scene of his incredible triumph when he meets Wales’ “Dangerous’’ Dorian Darch in his fourth professional fight. Continue reading