Rendall Munroe opts to retire after going down to defeat by Scott Quigg

Last Updated: 13/12/12 10:45am

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Rendall Munroe: Has announced his decision to retire

Rendall Munroe: Has announced his decision to retire

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Rendall Munroe has confirmed his retirement from boxing in the wake of his defeat by Scott Quigg last month.

The Leicester super-bantamweight had been considering his future since losing his WBA interim belt to Quigg, who stopped the 32-year-old in the sixth round after sending him to the canvas twice.

That fight was a rematch of June's technical draw which was stopped when Munroe was left with a nasty cut above his right eye after an accidental clash of heads.

The loss was only the third of Munroe's career and the first time he had failed to go the distance in 27 fights.

Munroe won the European super-bantamweight title four years ago and fought Toshiaki Nishioka for the WBC title in 2010, when he suffered defeat on points to lose for the first time in his career.

He said: "I'm always positive and forward thinking and I've had a great career. I am 100% proud of what I have done.

"I was English, Commonwealth, European and WBA international champion and a world title contender."

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