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Lee Selby retires from boxing

Wales’ 12th and most recent world champion boxer, Lee Selby, has declared his retirement from the sport. The 35-year-old made the news on social media after losing by stoppage to Gustavo Lemos in Argentina last month, the first time in his career.

From 2015 through 2018, Selby held the world IBF featherweight championship. “I leave the ring with no regrets, happy, healthy, and a financially stable family,” he wrote.

Lee Selby
HANDOUT PICTURE COMPLIMENTS OF MATCHROOM BOXING Matchroom Boxing Usyk v Chisora Media Day 28 October 2020 Picture By Mark Robinson Lee Selby during todays Media Day

<a href="http://<!– wp:paragraph –> <p>Wales' 12th and most recent world champion boxer, Lee Selby, has declared his retirement from the sport. The 35-year-old made the news on social media after losing by stoppage to Gustavo Lemos in Argentina last month, the first time in his career.</p> <!– /wp:paragraph –> <!– wp:paragraph –> <p>From 2015 through 2018, Selby held the world IBF featherweight championship. "I leave the ring with no regrets, happy, healthy, and a financially stable family," he wrote.</p> <!– /wp:paragraph –> <!– wp:paragraph –> <p>Selby has called it quits after a 14-year professional career that began in 2008 in a small hall performance in Newport versus Sid Razak.</p> <!– /wp:paragraph –> <!– wp:paragraph –> <p>He won Celtic and Welsh championships before defeating Stephen Smith in Liverpool in 2011 to win the Commonwealth featherweight title. Another remarkable away-day triumph came in 2013, when Selby defeated Martin Lindsey in Belfast to win the British championship and go to the World Championships.</p> <!– /wp:paragraph –> <!– wp:paragraph –> <p>That arrived ultimately – and somewhat belatedly – in 2015, when Selby defeated unbeaten Evgeny Gradovich to become the IBF featherweight world champion. The Barry-boxer successfully defended his championship five times until losing it in a stadium battle at Leeds' Elland Road against Josh Warrington.</p> <!– /wp:paragraph –> <!– wp:paragraph –> <p>Selby won his next two fights before succumbing to George Kambosos in a disputed split-decision loss. Kambosos went on to defeat Teofimo Lopez to win the lightweight world title.</p> Lee Selby has called it quits after a 14-year professional career that began in 2008 in a small hall performance in Newport versus Sid Razak.

He won Celtic and Welsh championships before defeating Stephen Smith in Liverpool in 2011 to win the Commonwealth featherweight title. Another remarkable away-day triumph came in 2013, when Selby defeated Martin Lindsey in Belfast to win the British championship and go to the World Championships.

Lee Selby

That arrived ultimately – and somewhat belatedly – in 2015, when Selby defeated unbeaten Evgeny Gradovich to become the IBF featherweight world champion. The Barry-boxer successfully defended his championship five times until losing it in a stadium battle at Leeds’ Elland Road against Josh Warrington.

Selby won his next two fights before succumbing to George Kambosos in a disputed split-decision loss. Kambosos went on to defeat Teofimo Lopez to win the lightweight world title.

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