Name: Jamie Moore
Hometown: Salford, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Birthplace: Salford, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Pro Boxer: Record
Jamie Moore (born 4 November 1978 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England) is a professional boxer from Walkden, Salford. Moore fights at Light Middleweight division but has competed in the divisions either side.
He is a former two-time British Light Middleweight Champion and a former Commonwealth Champion. He vacated the British crown in December 2007 to concentrate on the European title for which he is the mandatory challenger.
Moore boxed as an amateur before turning professional in October 1999. He won his professional debut against Clive Johnson scoring a knockout in the third round on a card that included Ricky Hatton, Anthony Farnell, Thomas McDonagh and journeyman Peter Buckley.
Moore's first opportunity to fight for a title belt, the WBU Intercontinental Light Middleweight Title, was in July 2001. However, Moore suffered the first defeat of his career when Scott Dixon stopped Moore in the fifth of the scheduled twelve rounds to take the title, despite Moore having Dixon down in the third rounds.
The Michael Jones trilogy
In 2003, Moore fought Liverpool's Michael Jones for both the British and Commonwealth Light Middleweight Title at the Everton Park Sports Centre in north Liverpool. Moore won this tough fight on points to win his first professional title. Moore retained the British title in subsequent fights and became the first Salford Fighter in over 100 years to win the Lonsdale Belt. However, this was not the last that Moore was to see of Liverpudlian Michael Jones as the pair fought again in November 2004 again at the Altrincham Leisure Centre in Cheshire for the British title and this time Moore lost after being disqualified in the third round to hitting on the break. The pair again faced each other for the final time in July 2005 at the same venue and for the same British Light Middleweight title but this time Moore avenged the defeat he suffer the previous year by stopping Jones in the sixth round.
The Matthew Macklin barnstormer
Moore most high profile fight so far in his professional career came in September 2006 when he fought Matthew Macklin at the George Carnell Leisure Centre, Davyhulme, Manchester. Macklin, a Birmingham Irish fighter, is a a former Irish Middleweight Title holder and is trained and fights out of the Billy Graham's Gym across the city from Moores gym also in Manchester which increased the rivalry in the fight. Moore defeated Macklin in a "fight of the year" contender bout to take the the British Light Middleweight Title.