Advertisement
Advertisement

Kermit Cintron: No Decision Made on My Career Just Yet

By Ryan Burton

Former welterweight champion Kermit Cintron has been at home enjoying time with his family. The 32-year-old last fought on November 26th when he suffered a fifth round knockout loss to WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in Mexico City.  Cintron was knocked down in the fourth round and decided to go for broke in the fifth.
 
"He caught me behind the ear in the second round and I was hurt.  My legs were gone," stated Cintron. "After that round I said f**k it, I'm going for the KO, but unfortunately the ref stepped in and stopped the fight."

There has been plenty of speculation as to whether the fighter of Puerto Rican descent will hang up his gloves or decide to continue his career. Cintron said that he is just enjoying the holidays and will announce his intentions next year. 

"Boxing is not even on my mind. I would like to get through the holidays and enjoy the time with family."

Cintron has had a roller coaster career.  He suffered knockout losses to Alvarez and to Antonio Margarito twice.  He also had his career best win over Alfredo Angulo sandwiched between those three losses. Cintron finished our conversation with a message for all of the boxing fans out there.
 
 "To my fans of course there will be disappointment.  But that's just life in general.  Every successful person has gone through the same sh*t.  And that's why successful people are successful.  They fall flat on their faces but they get right back up and continue to find a way to reach to the top. For those who keep on talking sh*t, to those naysayers, for those who continue questioning my abilities etc, [you] can go f**k yourselves but at the same time I really appreciate all of the above because with your help I will continue in succeeding."

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

Tags: Kermit Cintron image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by cool-jupiter on 12-26-2011

He was once my favorite fighter, but not now anymore. He is both physically and mentally shot. I think he has nothing more to prove in the sport of boxing, so I want him to retire and stay retired for…

Comment by daggum on 12-26-2011

go back in time and retire 3 years ago.

Comment by vacon04 on 12-25-2011

He's done. He should retire while he still has some dignity before he starts loosing against bums ...

Comment by budfr on 12-25-2011

Retire! You are a disgrace to boxing. You even had the nerve to say that " unfortunately" they stopped the fight with canelo when he was killing you. ******t

Comment by sd southpaw on 12-25-2011

[QUOTE=AL YANKAB*TCH;11600476]retire.............[/QUOTE] im wit cha Yank i know thats how he makes his money but the way he looked against canelo no legs no condition it might be time to hangem up while he still has his senses. if he…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (9)
Top Headlines Sanchez on Facing Andre Ward With Barrera Instead of Golovkin Nielsen-Marghetti Tops April 19 Bill In Copenhagen Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo vs. Khan, Brook, Kovalev, More Stephen Ormond is Hoping To Raise Irish Spirits Joshua-Martin: Eddie Hearn Hoping To Get The Fight Done Anthony Joshua To Parker: Talk is Cheap Until The Bell Rings Khan: Canelo Deal Was So Smooth, Finalized Within Days The Real Comeback of Andre Ward Amir Khan Confident: If I Hit Canelo Clean, I Can Hurt Him! Herring Dominates Flores; Williams Survives Late Scare Mayweather Not Concerned With Canelo-Khan on 5/7 Date Roman Gonzalez Says Return Will Happen on Golovkin-Wade Rey Vargas To Return on Leo Santa Cruz-Kiko Martinez Card Timothy Bradley Formally Vacates WBO Welterweight Title Chavez Sr. Not Happy With Canelo-Khan, Wants Canelo-Golovkin Andre Ward-Sullivan Barrera Confirmed For March 26 in Oakland Photos: Manny Pacquiao Flexing His Political Muscle Back Home Golden Boy VP: Shabranskyy Was Willing To Face Andre Ward Billy Dib: Thank God I Finally Got Away From 50 Cent! Francisco Vargas vs. Orlando Salido Still a Possibility? Martinez-Berchelt On Course For March 12 After WBO Rejects Appeal Julio Ceja, Hugo Ruiz Ready For Rematch War on Feb. 27th Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin in Serious Talks, Says Hearn Zou Shiming Ring Return Draws 36.5 Million Viewers in China Gabe Bracero Arrested After Allegedly Beating Up Cop Rigondeaux To Train At Derry Mathews' Gym In Liverpool Oscar Duarte Signs With Golden Boy, Returns February 19 Juan Hernandez Has Chocolatito In Sights After Latest Win Gallagher: Canelo is Not Golovkin, Amir Khan Can Win K. Porter: Shawn Will Punish Keith Thurman Until He Breaks Lomachenko on When He Learned Mike Tyson Was Not Ukrainian Masternak Returns on Loaded April 2 Bill In Krakow Jazza Dickens Embraces Underdog Role Versus Rigondeaux Kiatniwat Scores Repeat Win Over Lebron in Thailand Nonito Donaire's Trainer Expects Pressure Fight From Bedak Hearn Expects Quigg To Score "Brutal" Knockout of Frampton Tasif Khan Stops Isaac Quaye In Six, Wins WBU/GBU Crowns Eddie Chambers: The Division is in Good Hands With Tyson Fury Moralde, Duno Ready To Go To War in General Santos City Amir Khan: Once My Shots Land on Canelo, He Will Think Twice!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement