Former boxer Jamie Moore: 'I thought I was going to die after getting shot'

Moore: 'I thought I was going to die'
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Former boxer Jamie Moore admits that he feared that he was going to die after getting shot twice while in Marbella.

Former European light-middleweight champion Jamie Moore has admitted that he felt "helpless and lonely" after he was shot twice in Marbella in August.

The 35-year-old was attacked during his stay in the Spanish town while training Birmingham fighter Matthew Macklin.

The Salford-born sportsman, who was left for dead after the attack, suffered injuries to his hip bone and leg.

Moore told The Guardian: "I thought, 'I'm not going to make this'. I thought I was finished and it's the emptiest, most horrible feeling ever. I felt helpless and lonely – lying on a driveway at night bleeding to death. I thought, 'I can't die here, how am I going to leave my kids with no dad?'"

Moore is father to a son and daughter.

Matthew Macklin celebrates victory after defeating Joachim Alcine in their middleweight fight in Las Vegas on September 15, 2012
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