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Boxing star announces unexpected retirement after latest title win



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Teofimo Lopez has retired from boxing. Photo via Instagram (@teofimolopez)

WBO Light welterweight champion Teofimo Lopez has retired.

The 25-year-old boxer announced the decision on social media after defeating Josh Taylor on Saturday with 115-113, 115-113 and 117-111 and the scorecards.

“What a relief! Retired at the Top. Thank you Boxing for the amazing life you’ve provided for myself and my entire loved ones,” Lopez wrote on Instagram.

Lopez defeated Taylor via unanimous decision in their highly-anticipated fight, after weeks of band blood and trash talk.

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In his Saturday post-fight speech at the Hulu Theater in New York City, the champion hinted that he was considering hanging up the gloves for good.

If the young boxer stays true to his retirement, he leaves the sport as one of the promising stars, with a 19-1 professional record.

Teofimo Lopez is a former undisputed lightweight world champion, having held the IBF title from 2019 to 2021, WBA (Super version), WBO and The Ring magazine titles from 2020 until 2021. Lopez’s biggest win came against Vasiliy Lomachenko in 2020.

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