Issue | News | Sep 03 2019

Tony Jeffries: ‘It is scary when you’ve got a big split in your brain’

Tony Jeffries speaks to John Dennen about his fears in retirement
Tony Jeffries

TONY JEFFRIES retired young, but he still fears the physical toll boxing might have taken on him.

“Every single day,” he says. “There may be some sort of dementia coming.”

“Even though I retired eight years ago now, I still had 106 fights in my life, I did thousands of rounds in sparring, it definitely had some sort of effect on me,” he continued. “My friends who went on another eight years after I retired and continued doing that, I worry about them as well.”