Moore rocked by hand injury

19 September 2008 – by Mark Doyle

James Moore has expressed his disappointment at having been forced to pull out of his latest bout.

The 30-year-old light-middleweight, who has lost just one of his 17 bouts since turning professional three years ago, had been scheduled to fight on a card in Philadelphia on October 4.

However, Moore injured his right hand in training during the week and now, agonisingly, is facing a three-month lay-off.

Im terribly disappointed I was hoping to have this and three more fights before the end of the year, he is quoted as saying in Gerry Callans column in The Star.

There are as many Irish fans in Philadelphia as there are in New York, so I was really excited about fighting there.

I hope the hand will heal up as quickly as possible and I look forward to making my Philadelphia debut very soon.

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