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Danny Wright tries coming to terms with enforced retirement

Danny Wright was undefeated in 10 fights when the adverse results of a brain scan forced him to retire two weeks ago, writes Terry Dooley
Danny Wright wins at Elland Road (Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra)

FIGHTERS are devastated when an unexpected defeat derails them. A loss can throw carefully made plans into the air and strip away confidence. Still, a reverse can be overturned in a rematch so boxers can come back from an in-ring setback. An out-of-the-ring hindrance is harder to recover from, especially if a gifted young fighter is told that they have to retire prematurely due to medical reasons. This was the scenario faced by Failsworth’s Danny “The Wolf” Wright, 10-0 (4), late last year and his retirement was confirmed a fortnight ago.

The super-lightweight prospect was pencilled in for the undercard of Josh Warrington’s IBF featherweight title defence against Carl Frampton at the Manchester Arena in December. Unfortunately, though, a pre-fight brain scan threw up an adverse result and he was removed from the show.

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