Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Rendall Munroe Makes it Official, Retires From Boxing

By Terence Dooley

Leicester's Rendall Munroe has told the BBC that he is retiring from the sport of boxing following his WBA interim super bantamweight title defeat to Scott Quigg.  Munroe, who was nicknamed "The Boxing Binman" by his fans due to his day job, was stopped in the sixth by Quigg, his first stoppage defeat in 28-fights, 24-3-1 (10), and has decided that his journey has come to an end.

"I'm always positive and forward thinking and I've had a great career.  I am 100% proud of what I have done," said Munroe when speaking to BBC East Midlands radio.  "I was English, Commonwealth, European and WBA international [super bantamweight] champion and a world title contender."

Munroe challenged Toshiaki Nishioka for the WBC title in 2010, he went to Tokyo hoping to pull off anupset only to drop a wide decision.  His other defeat came to Andy Morris in 2006, a British featherweight title challenge.  His only other blemish was a technical draw against Quigg earlier this year.  As mentiomned above, Munroe, 32, picked up the English, European, Commonwealth and WBA International super bantamweight titles; he will be missed, but looked jaded against Quigg and has probably made the right decision at the right time.
 
Please send news and views to
[email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing.

Tags: Rendall Munroe image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bogoindian on 12-14-2012

Probably a good decision. His win over Terrazas and his brave fight with Nishioka were really impressive. I wish him the best.

Comment by D-MiZe on 12-13-2012

Top European class fighter who tried his best against Nishioka but the levels were evident. Didn't think he'd retire but I can understand his reluctance to start all over again.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Muhammad Ali - New Film Getting Developed, To Drop in 2021 Sullivan Barrera vs. Paul Parker Finalized for HBO Latino, April 15 Bellew Admits He Was Terrified, Wrote a Will Before Haye Fight Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury Not Likely To Leave Auckland Daniel Dubois vs. David Howe Added To Manchester Card Crawford-Diaz Announced for 5/20 at MSG, Not Prudential Center Kosei Tanaka vs. Angel Acosta Finalized For May 20 in Nagoya Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - Ticket Information Quigg vs. Simion Could Become Final Eliminator, Says Hearn Cause of Amateur's Death a Mystery as Investigation Continues Warren: Forget Flanagan-Crolla, Let’s Make Flanagan-Linares Amir Khan Eager to Test Out His Surgically Repaired Right Hand Spence's Trainer: Errol is Just as Big, Taller Than Kell Brook Scott Quigg Aims To Reclaim Elite Status With Freddie Roach Paul Butler: Jamie McDonnell Fight Is Close Marcus Morrison: I F***ed Up, Will Be Back Better Andy Lee Tired of "Biased" Commentary During Sky Sports Cards Mikey Garcia Feels Golovkin Made Mistake By Going To PPV Wladimir Klitschko: Guns Are Cocked, I Look Forward To Shooting Hearn: Joshua-Haye is Dead, Haye Needs Bellew Rematch Marriaga Confident of Win: Oscar Valdez is Not Out of This World Golovkin's Coach Has NO Issue With Jacobs Missing IBF Weigh-In De La Hoya Cautions: Canelo Can Not Lose To a Countryman Ricardo Mayorga Ready For Action, Has One Eye on Margarito Klitschko Would Want Farewell Fight at Olimpiyskiy in Ukraine De La Hoya To Mayweather: Forget McGregor, Fight Canelo at 160 DeGale: I Can Fight Gennady Golovkin at 160, Andre Ward at 175 Photos: Barthelemy-Blanco, Hernandez-Davis - Official Weigh-in Katie Taylor Wants Women's Boxing To Have Three Minute Rounds Linares: I'd Love To Face Mikey Garcia in Las Vegas, LA, Anywhere Michael Devine Announces Retirement From Boxing Ohara Davies: Mayweather Advised TMT Boxers To Avoid Me Javier Fortuna Extends Pact With Sampson Boxing Hasim Rahman Jr. Pro Debut Pushed Back To April 14 Jean Pascal To Nick Diaz: You Coward, Don't Talk Sh*t - Fight Me! Lemieux vs. Reyes, Diaz vs. Avila Added To Canelo-Chavez Saunders To Golovkin: If You Have a Pair of Balls, Sign The Contract! Team GB Release Four Fighters: Bateson, Cameron, Marshall, Davies Hearn: Crolla Should Get at Least 1 Million For Flanagan Bout Porter Thinks Chavez Won't Be an Easy Fight For Canelo
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement