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 Last update:  10/10/2012       Read more by Per Ake Persson         
   
Olympian Khedafi Djelkhir Decides To Retire From Boxing
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By Per Ake Persson

French featherweight Khedafi Djelkhir has announced his retirement from boxing, writes estrepublicain.fr. Djelkhir, 14-0 (10KOs), is the reigning national and WBO I/C champion and appeared to have a good career ahead of him but decided to call it a day to concentrate on a life outside of the ring by working as a youth counselor in Besancon.
 
Djelkhir was a top class amateur and won Silver in the 08 Olympics, bronze medal in the 04 European championships and five French championships.



 

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comment by Suavecito80, on 10-10-2012
[QUOTE=DTMB]a frenchman giving up? no way!!!![/QUOTE] hahahahaha!!

comment by AntonTheMeh, on 10-10-2012
[QUOTE=THE ИATAS;12593059]All I know is he has a badass name. Khedafi. If I have boys, I'm naming them Khedafi, E.D.I. Mean. Castro & Napoleon.[/QUOTE] no makaveli?

comment by fabdu974, on 10-10-2012
I'm French and I want to say clear two things : - First of all, Khedafi is a Arab name, there are a lot of people and good boxers too come from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia in France like Mexican in the US. - Secondly, in France we have good boxers, but boxing ain't got no support from anyo...

comment by ИATAS, on 10-10-2012
All I know is he has a badass name. Khedafi. If I have boys, I'm naming them Khedafi, E.D.I. Mean. Castro & Napoleon.

comment by ddangerous, on 10-10-2012
No need to hate. He wants to leave the sport to concentrate full time on counciling youth. That's admirable. Plus he was an Olympic medalist and had a good, albeit short professional career. I say good luck to him. Seems like a disciplined, stand-up guy.

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