|09-08-2009, 08:24 AM||#1|
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Clinton Woods Announces Retirement, Ends Long Career
The recent decision loss to Tavoris Cloud was too much for Clinton Woods, 37, to take. The British fighter officially announced his retirement from boxing after a 15-year career that saw him win the light heavyweight crown and face fighters such as Roy Jones Jr, Glen Johnson, Julio Gonzalez and others. [details]
|09-08-2009, 08:32 AM||#2|
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Good decision.Don't know why he was thinking about it anywya.He clearly doesn't have it anymore.
But a good respectable fighter in his long career that brought him back from alcoholism.
Good job Clinton.
|09-08-2009, 08:35 AM||#3|
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a wise move from Woods.
he did say that if he lost the title eliminator he would retire because he didn't want to go back to domestic or European level.
he got one more chance to win a ABC but come up short, he's had a decent career.
|09-08-2009, 08:35 AM||#4|
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you had a good career
mixed it up with the best in the world time after time and were a world champion,you did well
|09-08-2009, 09:20 AM||#6|
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Perhaps he should have fought more middleweights/welterweights in his career... 'schooled them' and then retired a 'Legend' (according to US reporting) ala Popkins.
|09-08-2009, 09:36 AM||#8|
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Woods blessed us British fans with a great career. He may have over-achieved, but boy did he give the world a hell of a go.
I knew before the Cloud fight that Woods was not the fighter he once was, you could see clearly from the Tarver domination that he didn't possess the spark he used to carry. His heart carried him through his last few fights, but i'm glad he still got a last chance at World glory before retiring. A great decision to make.
Thanks for the memories Clinton.
|09-08-2009, 11:14 AM||#9|
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