VIDEO: Why Sheffield boxer is not the retiring type

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Dave Fidler is finding it hard to retire from boxing, even at the grand old age of 36.

His second round demolition of Damian Taggart at iceSheffield this month has made him doubt his initial plan to quit the pro game.

The Shiregreen, Sheffield light middle would certainly be tempted by a re-match with Barnsley’s Lee Noble, 27, who beat him over 10 rounds at the same venue and took the International Masters title in February.

“I keep talking about Lee Nobel because he has aggravated me and I hate losing, I’d fight him” said Fidler.

Finding the time to continue in the sport is the issue.

“I am a manager of a factory, doing long hours, trying to shift tickets is the harder than actually boxing. The ticket burden is what gets every professional boxer down.”

n Sheffield’s super-bantamweight star Kid Galahad has won the prestigious ‘Young Boxer of the Year’ award, which will be presented by the Boxing Writers’ Club at their annual dinner at The Savoy in London next month.