Top Sheffield boxer might quit if he loses

Taylor, left, and Wilson, at today's weigh-in
Taylor, left, and Wilson, at today's weigh-in
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Jez Wilson has dropped a broad hint that he will retire from boxing if he loses on Saturday night.


The Sheffield middleweight challenges Dronfield's English champion Lewis Taylor for his belt, at the Magna Centre, Rotherham.
At 36, Wilson doesn't want to carry on fighting mediocre opponents.
He wants Taylor's belt and then move on.
At a press conference at the Rutland Hotel, Broomhill, this afternoon, Wilson, a Crosspool fireman, described the 10-round contest as his "last chance saloon."
Wilson (W12 L2 D1) said he had given his all in training and sparring and did not want to accept second best.
His trainer Glyn Rhodes added his man was at the "top end of his career" and described the bout as "make or break" for Wilson.
Taylor (W17 L1 D1) also said he was in the shape of his life but accepted that Wilson was "coming for a win."
However, he wanted to progress on from the English title and "make a statement" on the Dennis Hobson show.
Taylor's trainer Keith Palmer said both fighters were "respectful kids" and told them: "Fight well and be safe."
Both men made the weight, as did light middleweight Sam Sheedy, who said the fans would see the best of him in Rotherham,
Sheedy's opponent, African Frank Dodze, failed his initial weight test by five ounces.
Doncaster featherweight Tommy Chadburn told the press conference that he had developed well in the last 14 weeks training under Ryan Rhodes and was ready to beat Sheffield's Ryan Hanson.