Antonio DeMarco To Retire After Barthelemy Defeat

Former world champion Antonio DeMarco has decided to hang up his gloves, after being defeated by Cuba's Ranees Barthelemy via unanimous decision on Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas.

"I don't want to offer excuses to all of the people that trusted me and my family. I'm calm, but at the same time disappointed. However I do believe In cycles and mine is about to end."

De Marco conquered the WBC lightweight championship after defeating Venezuelan Jorge Linares in 2011. He successfully defended twice, before losing it to Adrien Broner.

“I want to thank God that boxing and the people always supported me. Thanks for everything you gave me during my career. It's difficult but I am sure God will set more goals and dreams for me to fulfill."

De Marco, age 29, built a record of 31 victories, 23 of them by knockout, 5 loses and 1 draw.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by any craic lad? on 06-24-2015

If it is the end thanks for all the good memories and I hope that he has saved his money wisely but honestly i'd be more than sceptical that he will stay retired. He is only 29 yes a lot…

Comment by boxingsupreme87 on 06-24-2015

[QUOTE=Bardock;15817137]how much cash you got hanz?[/QUOTE] More importantly, who cares?

Comment by Bardock on 06-24-2015

[QUOTE=HanzGruber;15816546]Damn at 29? Hope he has enough to pay for his sisters cancer[/QUOTE] how much cash you got hanz?

Comment by puro dinamita on 06-23-2015

[QUOTE=Wizardsh;15816746]Edwin Valero is the one who took his soul get it right dip $h!t and he was never decent guy was c- at his best[/QUOTE] exactly broner didn't do **** edwin is the one that took alot out of de…

Comment by ramplamp on 06-23-2015

Disappointed to hear he isn't going to fight anymore; hope he has managed his money well. He lost to Vargas but it was a competitive fight. Shame he's making this decision after a loss to Barthelemy, who most likely thoroughly…

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