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Sven Fornling Decides To Retire From Boxing

Former IBO light heavyweight champion Sven Fornling from Malmoe, Sweden has today (March 2) announced his retirement. Fornling leaves the game at 15-2. 

The Swede lost the IBO title in November to Dominic Boesel and it was a tough loss in what for Sven was a very tough fight and he also suffered what appears to have been a minor subdural hematoma.

In January, Fornling announced he would continue his career but at super middleweight. His promoter Erol Ceylan then made it clear that this comeback would be without him.


Fornling, who for most part of his career was licensed the BDB in Germany, also tells Sydsvenskan in Sweden that he had been informed by the Swedish Federation that he would not get a license with them and would thus be unable to fight in Sweden.

Fornling was always an overachiever and beat Naim Terbunja to win the Swedish light heavyweight title, and then added the IBF Baltic title to the collection by beating Karel Horejsek and defended the title against Jeppe Morell and Arijan Sherifi.

And on top of that he outscored Karo Murat to win the IBO title in a big upset (helped by the fact that Karo was injurd and fought one-armed for a big part of the fight).

If he hadn´t suffered a leg injury he would have been  the opponent for Artur Beterbiev in the spring of 2019 - so instead he had to rest and then came the fight against Boesel in Germany which ended his career.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BigZ44 on 03-03-2020

I saw this dude fight once, against one of my favorite fighters, Karel Horjosek AKA The Tiki Man on the undercard of Wallin/Granat, so.....there's that I guess

Comment by PBR Streetgang on 03-03-2020

I wish him all the best, sounds like retirement is in his best interest. I thought he'd take Boesel but it was a pretty brutal fight and he took alot of damage while showing tremendous heart. He had a win…

Comment by MulaKO on 03-02-2020

This guy was supposed to be a threat to Artur Beterbiev Smfh

Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 03-02-2020

I feel for him, but he know better than anyone the risk. Who know If he fight and take permanent damage, For me, I don't want another boxer to die or get permanent damage. Good decision my friend.:boxing:

Comment by Mindgames on 03-02-2020

All time biggest overachiever in boxing history.. Lol

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