By Rey Colon
Up and coming prospect Rey Ojeda (18-0 and 9KO's), the current FECARBOX lightweight champion under the WBC, shocked his friends and fans in Puerto Rico by unexpectedly announcing his retirement from boxing through his personal Facebook account.
Ojeda, 27-years-old and a public school teacher, said in his farewell that he was bored with his unbeaten career and explained that he spent many years filled with great sacrifices.
Ojeda was last seen in action back in November of 2015, when he won a lopsided ten round unanimous decision over Andres Navarro in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Ojeda turned pro in 2009 with a first round knockout of Damian Rodriguez in Puerto Rico. His career continued to move along at a decent pace, although he had a big layoff from December of 2009 until July of 2012 - when he played catch-up with five fights that year. He then fought twice in 2013, three times in 2014 and three times last year.
Last May was his signature win to date, when he was showcased on ESPN's Friday Night Fights and won a dominating decision over dangerous veteran Monty Meza Clay in Hartford. He was landing accurate shots all night long and outboxed Clay over the course of the contest.
Rey Colon covers boxing for thesportpress.com