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.

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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