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Motivation: John Fewkes says discipline was 'killing' him.

Motivation: John Fewkes says discipline was 'killing' him.

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John ‘Fireball’ Fewkes - one of the biggest ticket sellers in Sheffield boxing - has retired from the ring aged just 25.

The Norfolk Park scrapper has battled with weight issues for some time and, at just 5ft 6ins tall, feels he can’t make the same impact at welterweight as he did at light welter and light weight.

‘Fewky’ who won the English lightweight title in 2008 has boxed just once since as he struggled to “live the life” elite athletes must observe.

 

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