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Daniel Ponce De Leon Reconsiders Retirement Road

By Salvador Rodriguez

Former two-division world champion Daniel Ponce de Leon is now reconsidering the possibility of retiring from boxing. Ponce De Leon, 33 years old and forged a career with 45 wins in 51 fights and a total of 35 knockouts, suffered a second round TKO defeat to underdog Juan Manuel Lopez last weekend in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Following the loss, which is his second TKO defeat in his last three fights and the second TKO loss to Juanma, the Mexican veteran was considering the possibility of retirement.

"After we got back from Puerto Rico and spoke with the family, they support me to continue and I know that I will have to return back to breaking rocks again. I will strive to have major league fights, because I do not want to return to step one. I was twice a world champion. I accomplished something in boxing. I have a following. I think if I did walk away I wouldn't feel bad about it," Ponce De Leon said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 03-20-2014

[QUOTE=Johnny_Roa;14344953]He's a commentator of Golden boy fights in FOX Sports. He has a good job, which is why he contemplated retirement.[/QUOTE]That wont last forever and since a Boxing career is far shorter than other careers, his family doesnt want to…

Comment by El Matatan on 03-20-2014

I'm just glad he is considering a few more fights.

Comment by lillu89 on 03-20-2014

[QUOTE=humanpunchingbg;14345038]Not to mention he runs his own Gym.[/QUOTE] Continue that stoppage against Juanma was premature anyway. Focking ref never gave you a chance and why would he?? The fight was in pr against a pr fighter.

Comment by budfr on 03-20-2014

[QUOTE=Johnny_Roa;14344953]He's a commentator of Golden boy fights in FOX Sports. He has a good job, which is why he contemplated retirement.[/QUOTE] YOU CANNOT COMPARE THE SALARY OF A SPORTS COMMENTATOR TO THAT OF A BOXER, NOT TO MENTION HE SURELY…

Comment by humanpunchingbg on 03-19-2014

Not to mention he runs his own Gym.

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