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.
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.