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Luke Jackson Quits Boxing After Olympics Defeat

Luke Jackson's boxing career is over after the Australian lightweight lost his opening bout at the London Olympics.

Jackson, the skipper of the Aussie boxing squad, was thumped 20-7 by China's Qiang Liu at the Excel Arena on Sunday - with national coach Don Abnett revealing that would be it for the 27-year-old.

"He's disappointed because that's his last fight," said Abnett, with Jackson too distraught to speak after the loss.

"He'll probably come on as a coach now.

"He's trained really hard for this. We thought this morning we had him covered."

Jackson struggled to handle Liu's speed, and was on the back foot from the outset after losing the opening two rounds convincingly.

The score blew out in the final round as the Tasmanian went for the knockout blow.

"I shouted out halfway through the round to start loading up to try and hurt him because that to me was the last option," Abnett said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rey guey on 07-29-2012

Liu's got some talent, I think he'd really excell as a pro if he had Sergio Martinez's trainer. as a Jack Hurley type counter punchered he'd be pretty hard to beat. as for Jackson, maybe it is time to coach.…

Comment by Atreyu Khalil on 07-29-2012

[QUOTE=Jupiter Maximus;12382866]Nah its if he wasnt gonna go pro and at age 27...I agree with the decision[/QUOTE] I agree, espacially after how he got dominated

Comment by Jupiter Maximus on 07-29-2012

[QUOTE=Atreyu Khalil;12382858]Aussie Ortiz:stooges: :joke:[/QUOTE] Nah its if he wasnt gonna go pro and at age 27...I agree with the decision

Comment by Atreyu Khalil on 07-29-2012

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;12382852]Luke Jackson's boxing career is over after the Australian lightweight lost his opening bout at the London Olympics. Jackson, the skipper of the Aussie boxing squad, was thumped 20-7 by China's Qiang Liu at the Excel Arena on Sunday -…

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