Gary Murray “recovering well” following Paddy Gallagher fight

In what is some extremely welcome news, there has been a positive update on the condition of Scottish boxer Gary Murray.

The Glasgow welterweight underwent brain surgey and was put in an induced coma following his tenth round knockout loss to Belfast’s Paddy Gallagher in their BBBoC Celtic title clash in Edinburgh on Friday October 6th.

There was concern and support for Murray from across the Irish and British boxing community and it has been thankfully confirmed that the brave Scot has now awoken and is said to be doing well.

MTK Scotland, Murray’s management, posted the following update this morning:

“We spoke with Gary yesterday and he is very grateful for all the well wishes received from everyone in the boxing community and beyond.”

“Gary is recovering well thanks to the fantastic work of the medical team around him.”

Lenadoon’s Gallagher, meanwhile, will return to the ring on Friday December 1st. The Pat-Man has been confirmed for the Ginley Promotions ‘Danger at the Devenish 2’ card at the Devenish Complex in Belfast.


Joe O'Neill

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