Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by robert ungurean, Sep 23, 2022.
How talanted was Eamonn Magee?
Wouldn’t say I know loads about him but good boxer, tricky, decent power. Not great insight!
I first remember him really from fighting Shea neary, cheering for neary being a scouser and thinking he’d done enough to beat Magee
Gave Ricky Hatton problems as well
He was a very troubled individual but was a good european level fighter.His book is well worth a read
Definitely underachieved but wouldn't say he'd have gone on to be an ATG or anything. Seconded on his book, one of the better boxing biographies, especially if the Troubles / NI history interests you at all.
Agree it's a very good book, warts and all very open about his alcohol issues.
Doubt he ever really fought at his full potential due to his own demons but a talented tricky southpaw, high end European level imo.
Good fighter, hard as nails. Definitely not one to underestimate. I was lucky enough to be ringside at the MEN arena when he fought Ricky Hatton. As already said, he gave Ricky some trouble, and the fans great entertainment. I remember thinking when he climbed into the ring how confident he looked. Away from home and in the Hatton fortress, not fazed at all, he may as well have been in his back yard. I will be buying his book, for sure.
Magee was nails hard going into Hatton's back yard didn't bother him one bit, guy that thrived off it tbh abrasive personality by nature it would seem and when interviewed on TV or print he always came accross that way.
@Cookiedough His book doesn't sugarcoat much about his life he upset a lot of people close and not so close in his life outside the ring.
A deeply troubled man who was a good solid Euro fighter,very tough. How he performed on the amount he drunk is madness
'The lost soul of Eamon Magee' is a great read,man lived a crazy a life
One tough *******
Very talented amateur and good solid European maybe fringe world level fighter. He wasn't fit enough and dedicated to go all the way.
His book is an excellent read, very mixed troubled character.
Ordered his book on all the recommendations
Don`t think you will be disappointed
Tough as old boots and could box for sure.