Han­ra­han forced out af­ter scan

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - BOX­ING SHEL­DAN KEAY

MAC­CLES­FIELD boxer Liam Han­ra­han has been forced to can­cel his plans for a re­turn to the ring fol­low­ing a brain scan.

The 25-year-old was due to box at the Kings Hall in Stoke next month, but a med­i­cal is­sue has now brought his fight ca­reer an end.

It was set to be Han­ra­han’s first fight since tak­ing a break from the sport af­ter his stop­page loss to Krzysztof Ro­gowski in Septem­ber 2013.

“Un­for­tu­nately I’ve had to pull my fight on Oc­to­ber 24 as some of my brain scans haven’t come back as I would have liked them too,” he said.

“I’m ab­so­lutely gut­ted to say the least as ev­ery­thing was go­ing to plan for my come­back.

“Ob­vi­ously this isn’t the way I wanted to be leav­ing box­ing for good as a fighter but my health has to come first.

“It’s been a great part and jour­ney of my life which I’ve made some great friends from and had some great time and mem­o­ries that will last a life­time.

“I want to say a mas­sive thanks to the peo­ple that were part of it and all the fans.”

Han­ra­han won eight of his nine pro­fes­sional con­tests since mak­ing his de­but in 2012, with five of those vic­to­ries com­ing by stop­page.

Fans who bought tick­ets from Han­ra­han for the forth­com­ing fight can ei­ther still at­tend the show or have a full re­fund if they con­tact him as soon as pos­si­ble.

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