Sheffield boxer in limbo after hand injury 12 months ago

Tom McAssey
Tom McAssey

Unbeaten Sheffield prospect Tom McAssey is facing an uncertain future as his hand recovers from injury.

The 23-year-old light middleweight hasn’t boxed since outpointing Lithuanian Arvydas Trizno at Ponds Forge 12 months ago. McAssey, a Shirecliffe-based boxer who also works for a law firm, said: “It went in the second round, I had three fractured carpal bones and crushed the cartilage.I had it scanned and the bone is growing so it’s just a case of resting it for another five or six months. But if I do box again and it goes again I won’t be able to work for months.”

Sheffield’s Wayne Reed takes on Nottingham’s Simone Lucas for the British Masters Bronze light-middleweight title at the Metrodome, Barnsley tomorrow. Barnsley’s Ben Wager fights Grimsby’s Kevin Hooper at lightweight.