Ex-world champion in Middleweight, a British fighter James Degel (25-3-1, 15 KO’s) announced his retirement from sports, writes BoxingScene.
“Today marks ten years since my professional debut on 28 February 2009, and today is the day I announce my retirement from Boxing.
It was an incredible journey, and I had a wonderful decade – to be honest, the best years of my life and when I started Boxing at the age of nine years, and then was selected in the national team of England for the fans, I have collected many memories along the way.
It’s hard to admit that I’m not the same fighter they once were, but I am human and got a lot of injuries – and in soul, in body, and these things affected my performances in the ring,” said boxer.
James Digel – Olympic champion (Beijing, 2008), bronze medalist of the Commonwealth Games (2006) and two-time silver medalist of the European Union (2007, 2008).
Professional ring has spent 29 fights, 25 of them won. Digal for several years held the title of world champion IBF (2015-2017, 2018) and a belt of the champion of Europe by the EBU (2011-2012) in the super Middleweight division.
In the last match, James Digel was defeated in a battle against Chris Ubank Jr (28-2, 21 KO’s).
Earlier in mass media there was an information that Vladimir Klitschko returns to the professional ring, and could fight against the British in the spring of Dillian white.
Wladimir Klitschko to return to Boxing
As previously wrote the portal Znayu Vladimir Klitschko wants to get back into Boxing.
3 August 2017 Wladimir Klitschko has announced his retirement.
According to Klitschko, he believes he made the right decision, ending his athletic career.
“I’m still very motivated as a 19-year-old guy who wants to discover the world. On the other hand, I became more and more clear: I did not want to bring your motivation and energy in the ring. I wanted to send these components to achieve success in their second career. Finally announcing his retirement from professional sports, I felt physical and mental relief. And it also allowed me to realize that I made the right decision.
In the end, I’m only 42 and hope that the second half of life ahead of me. It is difficult to describe my condition, when you feel and know you have a lot to do. I look to the future and see themselves in the business. I hope, as passionate and obsessive as it is in sport,” – said Klitschko.
Klitschko competed professionally in Boxing since 1996 in the heavyweight category. He was the world champion under versions WBO, IBO, IBF and WBA. In 1996, Klitschko took the gold at the Olympic games in Atlanta. In 21 year career, Klitschko has held a 69 fights, scoring 64 victory (53 of them by knockout).
As reported Znayu, Wladimir Klitschko, shared the secret of motivation.