Shaun hangs up the gloves

Boxer Shaun Crudden who has hung up his gloves

Boxer Shaun Crudden who has hung up his gloves

EARLIER THIS month, Derrylin-based boxer, Shaun Crudden, finished up his career with a fight against Polish boxer, Mantvydas Lukavskis.

“Basically it was coming to the end of my time,” he remarked this week.

“You’re only allowed to box until you’re 35 and I thought it was time to let the younger fellas have their go.
“You get older, it gets harder on your body to train.”

Shaun throughout his career boxed for Cooneen, Enniskillen, Coalisland and Derrylin. He performed up to inter-mediate and senior level, and boxed for Ireland in Iceland, and for Ulster V Sweden and England.

I boxed, and beat John Duddy. It was his last fight as an amateur. I boxed Andy Lee, Eamon McKane,” continued Shaun.

“The thing that got me into it – I was into combat sports.”

Originally from Fivemiletown, but living in Tempo, he boxed for 20 years.

“It’s been good, I’ve made a lot of friends.

“Through the years, I’d have started off light-middle, then to middleweight then to light-heavy then to heavy, and back down to light-heavy.

“I’ll miss the training and the buzz of the ring,” he added.


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