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Ivan Calderon Makes it Official, Announces Retirement

By Rey Colon

Former two-time world champion Ivan Calderon has made it official. The boxer announced his retirement, and plans to pursue a career as a coach and director of a new gym built in Guaynabo. The gym opened this morning and WBO held their "Kids Drug Free" program at the facility.

Calderon, 37, was king at 105 and 108 pounds under the WBO and ends his career with a record of 35-3-1 and 6 knockouts. His career began in 2001 with a first round TKO of Sergio Diaz at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

His last victory came on October 29, 2011, with a close split decision over Felipe Rivas at 105 pounds.

Almost a year later, on October 6, he was stopped in five rounds at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum when he tried to regain his old WBO strawweight title from Mexican champion Moises Fuentes.

"I want you to know that I am not retiring because I'm too old of because I'm tired of this. I am retiring to give my knowledge to the many young people who are coming to the gym," said Calderon.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ElBossHogg™ on 10-30-2012

I dont think he a HOFer but good luck on your next chapter of life.

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 10-30-2012

He can be a good trainer for young fighters def hall of famer

Comment by littlemac on 10-29-2012

After Calderon expose his thoughts on Manny's weight manipulation shams, am not surprise of all the pac[B]t[/B]urds in this thread not rubbing kindly to Calderon's retirement announcement. Perhaps, Calderon should have started his comments about Pac with "Fighter of the…

Comment by MrFynest on 10-29-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Grimm;12649786]you will be remembered as a quitter[/QUOTE] and also as the 2nd greatest strawweight of all time.

Comment by elliot0214 on 10-29-2012

Spoken like a true keyboard warrior.

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