Lee Selby announces retirement following Gustavo Lemos loss
Lee Selby was a real pioneer in Welsh boxing, starting on the small hall shows and working his way through all domestic and ranking belts, before capturing world honours in 2015, defeating Evgeny Gradovich for the IBF world title.
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However, Lee Selby was knocked out by Gustavo Lemos in a world title eliminator on March 26th 2022 and has ultimately retired following the loss.
Selby hinted at retirement in the immediate aftermath of the fight.
A tough loss to take but sadly time waits for no man. Getting hard to go toe to toe with these young guns 10 years my junior.— lee selby (@leeselby126) March 27, 2022
Thanks for all the support back home, I’m all OK.
Congratulations to Gustavo Lemos on the victory. pic.twitter.com/gz0UGn8xT3
However, Selby has released a statement this morning, cementing the news of his retirement: “After 27 years of boxing it’s time to hang up the gloves. Welsh, Celtic, British, Commonwealth, European & IBF World Champion. I exit the ring with no regrets, happy, healthy and my family financially secure.”
After 27 years of boxing it’s time to hang up the gloves.— lee selby (@leeselby126) April 5, 2022
Welsh, Celtic, British, Commonwealth, European & IBF World Champion.
I exit the ring with no regrets, happy, healthy and my family financially secure.
Thank you for all your support. https://t.co/7sgcokQZYZ pic.twitter.com/0BKXCkIf4a