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Newz Forum: BOXING: Graham unsure about Gomez' future

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posted on Feb, 12 2005 @ 11:55 AM
Michael Gomez's trainer Billy Graham has paid an emotional tribute to the Manchester fighter who is considering his boxing future following a shattering defeat on Friday defeat.

Graham has urged Gomez to take time out before making any decisions, after losing his WBU super-featherweight title by sixth-round stoppage to Argentinian Javier Alvarez at the MEN Arena.

The 27-year-old's tumultuous career has been marked by explosiveness and unpredictability both inside and outside the ring.

Graham believes Gomez's much-publicised rags-to-riches tale has already secured his place in British boxing folklore wherever he decides his career will now lead.

"Michael has had an amazing career, and it might not be over yet," he said.

"He is so brave and he has got so much heart that we all feel devastated for him at the moment.

"Everybody loves Michael. He is not this crazy kid people think he is. He is a sensitive person in reality and he will probably feel he has let people down. He has certainly not done that."



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