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Old 07-28-2013, 12:58 PM   #1
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Former British super-middleweight champion Tony Quigley is planning to make a boxing comeback after revealing he has suffered from depression.
The 28-year-old from Kirkby has not fought professionally since March 2011.
Quigley admitted he considered taking his own life, but with a young family giving him a fresh perspective, he would now like to return to the ring.
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"It's the fact of just being able to enjoy boxing again. That's my main goal," he told BBC Radio Merseyside.
"When I was younger, I was fighting for money and I liked the fame. I couldn't care less about that now.
"Now all I want to do is make sure my baby doesn't need anything in life. That's the best type of motivation a man needs."
Quigley became British champion in March 2009 by defeating fellow Liverpudlian Tony Dodson, but lost his title to Paul Smith seven months later.
That loss, along with a persistent back injury, proved to be the start of his problems away from the ring.
Awareness of mental illness in boxing has been raised in recent days following a BBC documentary focusing on Frank Bruno and how his family have coped since he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
And when news broke earlier this week that Wales-based welterweight Billy Smith had taken his own life, it led Quigley to go public about his own mental health issues on Twitter and urge the boxing community to do more to support fighters struggling with the illness.
"The best way to describe it is when a boxer gets knocked down in the ring," he said.
Billy Smith
Billy Smith took his own life this week, aged 35
"The referee will ask if you're ok to continue, and even if you're not, you'll always say 'yes'. If someone asks you if you're ok on the street, it's the same thing. You'll always say 'yes' when you're not.
"We need some awareness of some sort, but it needed someone like me to step up and say 'I was depressed'. I can't guarantee I'm 100% over it, but you've got to have someone to step up for other people to have the confidence to come out and say 'I could do with some help'."
He added: "It's not nice to admit it, but when I was at my lowest, I used to sit there in my own little world thinking 'I'm going to kill myself'.
"It was all doom and gloom and the only way for me to deal with it was to think about ending it. It sounds a bit dramatic but it's the truth.
"I want to help people because I literally got to rock bottom where I couldn't get any lower, but I stuck in there. Now I've got a family and I'm happy.
"If anyone needs to talk, come and speak to me because things aren't as bad as they seem."
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Just spoke to him hes going to take the paper belts of Smigger and then take Froch's belts.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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All the best too him, hopefully he can put his demons to bed and make something of himself.

Only lost to Clev and Smith on a split.

Who is he going to sign with?
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Who is he going to sign with?
I think wank. Paul is set to defend his paper belt against him.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:11 PM   #4
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I think wank. Paul is set to defend his paper belt against him.
Just a question, why 'paper' belt?

Froch is at world level, Groves is challenging for a world title, Degale has won the Euro title & is taking on international opponents, Anderson dropped the belt, Magee is fringe world level.

So domestically it's fair game and Paul won the vacant strap.
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Just a question, why 'paper' belt?

Froch is at world level, Groves is challenging for a world title, Degale has won the Euro title & is taking on international opponents, Anderson dropped the belt, Magee is fringe world level.

So domestically it's fair game and Paul won the vacant strap.
The guy just likes to troll. You have heard of Stabler right?
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:06 AM   #6
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Ah right is he one of them...
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:32 AM   #7
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Its a paper belt because he won it against Dobson. Dobson is a fella that gets smashed about by brick layers and plumbers the same weight. A fella who cuts my grass give him a good seeing to the other day and hes half a stone lighter.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:46 AM   #8
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I think wank. Paul is set to defend his paper belt against him.
Quigley v Smith?

May as well be Liverpool Super Middleweight title again zzzzz
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:28 AM   #9
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Well, I wish him lots of luck and hope he can make some real money...........
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:34 AM   #10
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Just spoke to him hes going to take the paper belts of Smigger and then take Froch's belts.

I heard he's going after James Stabler!!!!
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:53 PM   #11
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I haven't read it but it's all bullshit. You clearly don't come in optimum condition so you clearly don't care as much as you claim you do about putting as much bread as possible on your kids table.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:34 AM   #12
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:14 PM   #13
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Tony is a top lad he boxed all over the world for England and won the British title in his 14th fight. Now he's over some personal issues I wish him all the best and those who criticise should try walking a day in their shoes!!

He's more ability than 99.99% of those on here criticising.
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