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Roman Karmazin To Retire From Boxing, Begins Coaching

By Ruslan Chikov

Former junior middleweight champion Roman Karmazin (40-4, 26KOs) of Russia has come to a final decision to retire from the sport of boxing. In his last fight, against Australian boxer Daniel Giele in October, Karmazin suffered a very bad twelfth round knockout. He spent several days in the hospital. His family is against a future return to the ring. Karmazin will begin a new career direction as an active trainer.

"I can still try to pursue a career, but in my last fight I sustained a very serious injury to the back of my head. I suffered a busted vessel and I actually almost told this life goodbye. Three days I spent in intensive care. And my family is against any continuation of my career, so I'm going to start coaching," Karmazin told Alexander Pavlov.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Spray_resistant on 02-18-2011

[QUOTE=giacomino;10122172]Good that he's getting out now. [B]Was really sad that Sauerland stole the IBF middleweight title from him[/B], but he had a good run and he wasn't getting any younger. Good luck to a true warrior[/QUOTE] It was he clearly…

Comment by amayseng on 02-18-2011

after such a scare glad to see him get out safely he was a warrior,always fought hard even in late age

Comment by giacomino on 02-18-2011

Good that he's getting out now. Was really sad that Sauerland stole the IBF middleweight title from him, but he had a good run and he wasn't getting any younger. Good luck to a true warrior

Comment by Evil Abed on 02-18-2011

Good decision Good luck in retirement.

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