Hartlepool-trained boxer David Dolan to consider future after title defeat

David Dolan (right) takes on Jon Lewis Dickinson last night
David Dolan (right) takes on Jon Lewis Dickinson last night

DAVID Dolan says he will take time to consider his future over the next few days before deciding whether or not to quit boxing.

The 33-year-old cut a disconsolate figure at the Rainton Meadows Arena last night after failing to wrest the British cruiserweight crown from Jon Lewis Dickinson over 12 bruising rounds.

It was the second time the Hartlepool-trained boxer had lost to Dickinson, having been beaten on points for a Northern Area cruiserweight title by the 26-year-old two years ago.

Dolan, who is trained by Neil Fannan and Dave Garside, told SportMail: “I don’t want to make an immediate decision.

“I’m just going to go away for a few days, watch the video a few times and decide what I make of it.

“Immediately afterwards, I didn’t feel I’d fought a good fight.

“I kept getting caught by silly punches and I’m really disappointed in my own mind that I didn’t do better.

“But sometimes straight after a fight is not the time to judge so I’ll not decide anything right now.”