UK boxing champ shot in southern Spain

Retired British boxing champion Jamie Moore had to undergo emergency surgery after being shot in the knee and in the groin last Sunday morning in the southern Spanish town of Estepona.

UK boxing champ shot in southern Spain
Jamie Moore is expected to make a full recovery after the shooting. Image: IFLTV/YouTube

The 35-year-old man, still recovering at the Costa Del Sol Hospital in Marbella, tweeted a reassuring message to his followers:

The doctors said "there shouldn't be any serious or permanent damage done," according to Matthew Macklin, a former rival boxer now trained by Jamie Moore in Marbella.

The Spanish police's Drugs and Organized Crime Unit is currently investigating the incident, according to local newspaper La Opinión de Málaga. 

The Kinahan family could be linked to the shooting as Jamie Moore had reportedly just visited one of the sons of Christopher Kinahan — known as the Irish Godfather — before he was shot.

The Kinahan clan is infamous for allegedly managing a criminal organization in Southern Spain, dismantled in 2010.

Before he retired for medical reasons, Jamie Moore had won the 2009 European title and become a two-time British Light Middleweight Champion and Commonwealth Champion.

Over the past couple of days, dozens of friends and fans have taken to the social media to wish the popular boxer a fast recovery.

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