Moore shot in Spain

Jamie Moore is recovering in a Spanish hospital

Jamie Moore is recovering in a Spanish hospital

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Former European light-middleweight champion Jamie Moore is recovering in hospital after being shot twice in the legs in Marbella.

The Salford native was reportedly attacked in the Spanish town, where he is training Birmingham middleweight Matthew Macklin, over the weekend.

Moore was unavailable for comment but Macklin confirmed the reports on Twitter: "Just to let everyone know Jamie Moore is still in hospital but he's ok.

"He was shot in his legs but the doctors have said there shouldn't be any serious or permanent damage done."

Macklin is now based in Marbella, where he has his own gym, and recently appointed Moore as his trainer. The two men are actually former opponents, having engaged in an epic battle in 2006 which Moore won by knockout.

Likeable family man Moore was reportedly shot at five times and hit twice, in the leg and hip.

In a career hampered by a niggling shoulder injury, he won the European title in 2009 and was on the verge of a world title challenge before retiring in 2010 on doctors' advice.

The Mancunian moved into television punditry before recently trying his hand at training fighters, coaching Hull lightweight Tommy Coyle as well as world title challenger Macklin.

Coyle said on Twitter: "It's not my place to comment on my friend & trainer Jamie Moore's situation.

"Jamie is stable and will be ok that's all I can say right now."

Moore was due to be in Macklin's corner for his ring return against Jorge Sebastian Heiiland in Dublin on August 30.

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