Swindon’s 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jamie Cox made an excellent return to the ring after 18 months out of action after breaking a bone in his hand during his Commonwealth title fight against Ghana’s Obodai Sai in September 2011.
After huge despondency that his career could be at an end, Jamie underwent an operation which saw hand surgeon Mike Hayton grant bone from his pelvis into his damaged hand to give him the strength and power to punch with intensity again.
On 15 June at the Oasis Leisure Centre, hundreds of people cheered the 26 year old light-middleweight go all the way in a 6 round bout against Frenchman Matiouze Royer, 27, his first defeat in twenty bouts.
Cox, who has now won all of his 17 professional fights and this points win and the valuable ring time will give Jamie confidence to continue training hard towards a challenge on the British and also Commonwealth titles.
Richard Wintle of Calypix captured the drama of Jamie’s win on Saturday