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4-time world champion boxer Carl Froch retires aged 38

LONDON (AP) — Four-time world champion Carl Froch retired from boxing on Tuesday after more than a year out of the ring.

The 38-year-old super middleweight twice won the WBC title, as well as taking the WBA and IBF belts. He won 33 of his 35 fights, with 24 of those coming by knockout.

“I’m incredibly proud of what I have achieved in boxing but now is the right moment to hang up my gloves,” the Englishman said. “I have nothing left to prove and my legacy speaks for itself.

“I’ve got no regrets. I’m not retiring undefeated but in many ways that’s better because I’ve boxed everybody, I’ve faced every challenge.”

Froch last fought against George Groves in an all-British bout at Wembley Stadium in May 2014. Since that victory, an attempted fight with Julio Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas fell through.

“So many athletes, not just boxers, don’t get their defining moment,” Froch said. “I’ve probably had seven or eight defining moments, but the biggest and best was on the platform of Wembley Stadium in front of 80,000 fans. It was amazing and to get that defining moment is enough.”

Froch is joining British broadcaster Sky as a pundit.

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