Date: 5th March 2014 at 6:00pm
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The career of one of our popular fighters is hanging in the balance.

It appears that when Lee Purdy fought Leonard Bundu, in December, he picked up an eye injury.

Since that defeat Purdy has required three operations on a severed and detached retina.

Talking about his dilemma, Purdy is quoted as having remarked,

‘They’ve told me they’ll get some vision back, but they don’t know how much.?

‘I’d love to be able to fight again, I believe there is more to come.’

‘I’m absolutely devastated at the moment. Before the Bundu fight I thought if I lose this that’s it.?

‘I didn’t have an excuse after the fight. But in a way I’m glad that my eye was bad, because I’ve got something to fall back on. Somewhere in that fight I was fighting with one eye.?

‘But it’s just how good my vision is going to be because I have to pass exams each year. If it’s not good enough to pass the eye tests, that’s career over.?



I can do anything my trainer asks me to do in training, but it seems to fall apart when I’m in the ring. If I can ever fight again this will take me to another level.’


Sometimes it takes adversity for somebody to come back better and with Lee facing a fourth operation shortly, here at Vital Boxing we wish the former British welterweight champion all the best.