Rendall Munroe Back on Track With a Knockout Win

Rendall Munroe emerged from retirement with a first round stoppage victory over Hungarian Lazslo Fekete in Leicester.

The former European champion and world title contender said he would quit the ring following defeat to Scott Quigg before Christmas.

However, the 'Boxing Binman' re-found his hunger for the sport and announced his return with a devastating finish in front of his home fans at the Club Republic nightclub.

Fekete had a puncher's record - five off his six wins were by knockout - but Munroe was too big, too strong and hit too hard.

He walked his opponent down, then blasted the Hungarian to his knees with a left-right-left.

Fekete beat the count, but referee Rob Chalmers waved the fight off after just 101 seconds.

"My biggest fight was with the scales and stepping up in weight was definitely over due," said the 32-year-old, who scaled a career-heavy 9st 7lbs 6ozs.

"I retired because I was disappointed with the lack of opportunities I was getting. But I'm back and now it's all about having fun again."

Munroe attracted a sell-out crowd to the city-centre nightclub and could be back in action there in October.

"I leave who I'm fighting down to my management," he added. "But there's no reason why I can't bring a world title back to Leicester."

Tags: Rendall Munroe image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taansend on 05-13-2013

I always liked Rendall. It was a shame his career stagnated after his OKish performance against Nishioka. He fought at 133 against the Magyar. I wonder if he'll be targeting Featherweight or Superfeather in his comeback. Anyone have a clue?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Whyte-Browne: Who Stays in the Mix? Trainer: Parker, Not Klitschko, Will Be Biggest Test for Joshua Hatton: Whyte-Browne is 50-50, But Lucas is a Murderous Puncher Nelson Explains How PED Issue Hurts Canelo - Win or Lose Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo's Tests, Loma-Linares, Charlo-Jacobs Frank Warren: Hearn Will Face a Battle To Keep Anthony Joshua Joshua: I'm Leading The Pack, Brought Division Back To Life! Woodley: Mayweather's MMA Training Will Start Next Week Froch Gives Canelo The Edge To Beat Golovkin, He Explains Why Juan Carlos Payano, Reymart Gaballo Get Big Wins in Florida Making Sense Out Of The UFC Signing Anthony Joshua GGG's Promoter Praises NSAC For Taking Canelo Tests Seriously Video: Johnny Nelson Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Joshua-Wilder Video: Carl Froch Talks Canelo-Golovkin, PEDs, Joshua-Wilder Saunders: When I Face Golovkin or Canelo - You Will See My Best Golden Boy Reacts To Canelo Being Temporarily Suspended Canelo is 'Temporarily Suspended' By NSAC Due To Failed Tests Joshua: Losing Scares Me, Stays on Your Record For Eternity Crawford-Horn Rescheduled for June 9 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas Tyson Fury is Reportedly Closing a Deal With Frank Warren Abel Sanchez: After Vera, Soro Wants Castano Rematch Photos: Jose Martinez, Alejandro Santiago Ready For Battle in PR Badou Jack: I'm Coming To Beat Up Adonis Stevenson! Kody Davies Inks With Hayemaker Ringstar, Fights on Bellew-Haye Parker: Joshua Disrespected Press From New Zealand, Samoa Photos: Tyron Zeuge, Isaac Ekpo Ready For Rematch Clash Whyte: This is My Time To Shine, Browne is Good Name To Beat Saunders To Sanchez: Golovkin is My Backup Plan, I'm Not Yours! Parker: I Just Want To Get in There and Bash Anthony Joshua! Mikey Garcia to Keep IBF 140-Pound Title, Baranchyk Bout Ordered Michael Conlan Added To Lomachenko vs. Linares at MSG Photos: Joseph Parker Putting in Work For Anthony Joshua Clash Giyasov, Akhmadaliev, Ahmedov Back on April 21 Holyfield Card Photos: Buglioni-Johnson, Ritson-Cardle, Chisora - Weigh-In Photos: Dillian Whyte, Lucas Browne - Ready For War in London Trainer Expects Career Best Performance From Gervonta Davis Espinoza Explains Making Lara-Hurd Over Lara-Charlo, Hurd-Charlo Sanchez Not Worried if Canelo Falls Out, Saunders is Backup Frank Warren on Billy Joe Saunders' Injury, Frampton-Donaire Liam: When I Beat Ali For WBO Belt - Khan, Brook Will Want Me

Latest Active Forum Threads