Chris Hobbs fears his boxing career could be over for good after dislocating his shoulder during his fight with Kelvin Young.

The Army man from Southampton was upbeat over his chances of beating Young, and in the process earning a dream shot at the Southern Area title.

Hobbs has overcome injuries before, and had dislocated his shoulder eight weeks before the bout only to fight back and get himself ready for the contest.

However, this time the light heavyweight fears the worst, and is preparing himself for bad news.

If he requires surgery then it will put an end to his boxing dreams.

Hobbs said: “My shoulder dislocated with 15 seconds of the third round left. I missed with a left hook and it came out. I tried to carry on but the ref did not allow it.

“In round two Kelvin was almost knocked out but managed to hold on to survive.

“I am absolutely gutted as this could be end of my career, especially as this not first time. My shoulder went about eight weeks ago but with help of physio team we believed it was ready. But it wasn't.

“I will find out soon if surgery is needed. If so it will probably be the end.

“If not, I will want rematch as soon as it’s healed.

“I'm devastated I have lost my unbeaten record due to injury, especially when I was winning and was comfortable.

“My career has had plenty of injuries and I have always come back but this could be too much but I shall see.”

The 28-year-old went in to the fight with Young unbeaten in his professional career, having notched up five wins and a draw.

He felt he was well on his way to winning the contest in Portsmouth before the injury struck.

“Referee Jeff Hinds and all the board told me I had won everything up until that point - I’m not sure if that makes it worse,” said Hobbs.

“I had a good army support there and I thank them all for their loud cheers.

“Kelvin will probably now go on and get a Southern Area shot that I wanted.”