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Former boxing world champ Elin Cederroos retires



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Elin Cederroos has retired from boxing. Photo via Instagram (@elincederroosproboxer)

Swedish former world boxing champion Elin Cederroos has decided to hang up her gloves for good. She retires with a pro record of 8-2.

In a recent Instagram post, the former world champion announced her retirement.

“You have not got any updates lately. I have taken my time to reflect and think. There is a lot to be proud of in my career, but now I will hang up my gloves and football shoes after 22 years as a professional athlete. It’s with great sadness, but also with a curiosity and excitement about my future,” Cederroos wrote.

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Elin Cederroos won the IBF and WBA titles

In March 2019, Elin Cederroos won the vacant IBF female super-middleweight title as she defeated Femke Hermans via unanimous decision.

In January 2020 she retained the IBF female super-middleweight title and won WBA female super-middleweight title as she defeated Alicia Napoleon in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The Swede failed her attempt to become the undisputed super-middleweight champion as she lost to WBC and WBO champ Franchón Crews-Dezurn. In her last fight, Cederroos fell short to Shadasia Green in a WBC Silver Super middleweight title bout at the Hulu Theater, New York City.

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Before turning to professional boxing, Cederroos played football at the highest level in Sweden and represented both Djurgården and Hammarby, two of the biggest teams in the country.

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