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  1. Daniel Ponce De Leon announces retirement

    Dan Rafael

    Former two-division titleholder Daniel Ponce De Leon announced his retirement from boxing Tuesday in the wake of a ninth-round knockout loss to Mexican countryman Mickey Roman on Saturday night in their hometown of Chihuahua.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  2. Chris John retires after losing featherweight world title

    Dan Rafael

    Chris John, who held a featherweight world title for nine years and made 18 successful defenses, announced his retirement Thursday in a ceremony carried on national television in Indonesia, where he is an icon and the nation's most famous athlete.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2013
  3. Could Wilder replace Haye?

    Dan Rafael

    On Sunday, when former heavyweight titlist David Haye pulled out of his Feb. 8 all-British showdown with Tyson Fury -- the second time he pulled out, this time because of a shoulder injury that might force him to retire -- Fury promoter Mick Hennessy...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  4. Kelly Pavlik decides to retire, preserve long-term health

    Dan Rafael

    Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik, saying that he is concerned about the long-term medical impact of continuing to fight and no longer motivated, told ESPN.com on Saturday that he is retiring from boxing.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2013
  5. Juan Manuel Marquez-Manny Pacquiao IV exceeds 1 million PPVs

    Dan Rafael

    Throughout the promotion for the fourth fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao, which took place last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, many had a bit of fatigue from the series after three fights

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2012
  6. V. Klitschko can't go out like this

    Dan Rafael

    Vitali Klitschko has made no secret that he will soon retire from boxing. The older of the two heavyweight champion brothers, the 41-year-old Klitschko has nothing left to prove and already has begun to transition into a full-time politician in his n...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  7. Lopez, Lara sign with Haymon

    Dan Rafael

    As a late substitute, Josesito Lopez moved up to welterweight, busted Victor Ortiz's jaw in two places and forced him to retire on his stool after the ninth round for a major upset win June 23 in a breakout performance. Junior middleweight contend...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  8. Winky Wright to retire after comeback ends in defeat

    Dan Rafael

    Former undisputed junior middleweight champion Winky Wright isn't spending a lot of time looking back on what turned out to be his final fight on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  9. Manny Pacquiao has no plans to retire

    Dan Rafael

    When Floyd Mayweather Jr. was facing Miguel Cotto on May 5 in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao - who boxing fans around the world want to see Mayweather fight - was arriving in Los Angeles on his flight from the Philippines with trainer Freddie Roach to beg...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  10. Mayweather plans to retire in 2014

    Dan Rafael

    LAS VEGAS -- Floyd Mayweather Jr., who has won titles in five divisions, remains at the top of his game at age 35. But he said he sees the end of his career coming -- at age 37. "It's just the number that I chose," said Mayweather, who will challe...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  11. Wladimir Klitschko eyes Tomasz Adamek fight, blasts David Haye

    Dan Rafael

    Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko blames David Haye for their title unification fight being scrapped, scoffed at the notion that he would retire and is on the verge of finalizing a deal to face top contender Tomasz Adamek in the fall.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2011
  12. Thankfully, manager wants Vazquez to retire

    Dan Rafael

    Frank Espinoza did not mince words following Israel Vazquez's third-round TKO loss to rival Rafael Marquez on Saturday night. Espinoza, Vazquez's longtime manager, said that the fighter he considers a son would not fight again. "That&#039...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  13. It's time for Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones Jr. to retire

    Dan Rafael

    Who hurt more: Bernard Hopkins, a victim of numerous fouls and low blows against Roy Jones Jr., or the fight fans, who dished out big bucks for a pay-per-view that hardly delivered?

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2010
  14. Glen Johnson meets Yusaf Mack with paydays on his mind

    Dan Rafael

    Like every big-timer, Glen Johnson wants to get paid. The big bucks await, but he'll have to get past Yusaf Mack first.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2010
  15. To fight or retire? Oscar De La Hoya to announce decision April 1...

    Dan Rafael

    Oscar De La Hoya will announce on April 14 whether he will retire or continue fighting.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2009
  16. Joe Calzaghe, light heavyweight champion, retires with 46-0 recor...

    Dan Rafael

    Undefeated two-division champion Joe Calzaghe of Wales announced his retirement from boxing Thursday, saying he had nothing left to accomplish.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2009