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Footballer wants to fight

Footballer Dave Egan is leaving the pitch behind him to pursue a new goal in the boxing ring.

Dave, 29, who played 238 games with Chasetown, has decided to hang up his football boots to follow a dream to become a professional boxer.

The sportsman, who works as a plumber during the day, is hoping to make his name as a welterweight.

He won a Midlands title as an amateur welterweight last year with club Walsall Wood ABC and is now keen to take this further.

He said: “Chasetown have been having a tough season and a few of the lads have been on the phone to me asking if I will come back.

“But my mind is made up. I don’t want to be 35-years-old wondering what might have been.

“I want to box while I still can and you never know, professional boxing may really suit me.”

Egan played for Chasetown when the team made history in 2005 by becoming the lowest-ranked club to reach the FA Cup first round.

He added: “When I was at Chasetown, the other lads in the team had been released from pro clubs at age 18 and had filtered down.

“I, on the other hand, had started put playing Sunday football, worked my way up and went on to become one of their better players.

“At my age, I am going to have to it the hard way, on the road for tough fights at short notice to face tough lads.”


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