Issue | Opinion | Premium | Jun 25 2019

10 fighters who timed retirement just right

Although most boxers unfortunately continue fighting longer than they should, these champions timed their exit just right
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1. Carl Froch
The night Froch left boxing in 2014, he didn’t just land arguably the best punch he had ever thrown on the chin of George Groves, he also launched the shot in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium. You’ve heard all about it. It was as perfect as he will have you believe.

2. Carlos Monzon
The fearsome Monzon ended a 13-year unbeaten streak and his pro career with a unanimous decision win over Rodrigo Valdes in 1977. He retained his WBA and WBC middleweight titles and announced his retirement the following month.

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