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Leicester boxer Rendall Munroe announces retirement

Munroe announcing his retirement Credit: ITV Central

Rendall Munroe has confirmed he has retired from boxing.

The Leicester fighter considered quitting after losing his WBA interim super-bantamweight title fight against Scott Quigg last month.

Munroe's defeat against Quigg was only the third of his career Credit: ITV Central

Munroe, 32, who won the European super-bantamweight title four years ago, fought for the world title against Toshiaki Nishioka in Japan in 2010.

His defeat against Quigg on 24 November was only the third of his career, and the first time he had been stopped in 27 fights.

Rendall Munroe getting ready for rematch

Rendall Munroe says he is already starting to get ready for a rematch, after his fight on Saturday (15 June) ended in the third round.

The boxer, from Leicester, was left with a deep cut above his right eye after an accidental clash of heads with his opponent, fellow British super-bantamweight Scott Quigg.

Rendall expects the rematch to take place after the Euro 2012 and the Olympics are over.