SALFORD’S REAL LIFE ROCKY
With only 17 fights under his belt, local lad Jamie was called in at 5 days’ notice, for a British title fight, after the scheduled a fighter withdrew through injury.
They called it in the trade a mismatch.
Nobody told Jamie he was a nobody.
He never got the memo that said he was just making up the numbers and was an easy opponent. He wasn’t expected to win with bookmakers having him a 25-1 outsider.
He did the unthinkable live on Sky Sports and won in a brutal toe-toe classic. A fight that would change the direction of his life forever… winning both British and Commonwealth titles. He went on to become European champion, he began working at Sky Sports boxing commentator… until 2014 when he made the front pages of every national newspaper. With an even bigger fight on his hands, the fight for his life.
A true story of how being at the right place at the right time, can positively change a life… and how being in the wrong place, can possibly take one.
It’s a story of hope, desire and a willingness to win, and when you can’t win, survive. A true Salford Survivor
- Former British/European Light middleweight champion
- Autobiography - The Fighters fighter
- Active, Sky Sports live TV Boxing commentator
- Made front page news in 2014 after a failed assassination attempt on his life
"A knock out artist inside the ring,
and a knock out speaker, outside of it"
Ricky Hatton – Former IBF/WBO Welterweight Champion of the world