Former WBA world super-middleweight champion George Groves has announced his retirement from boxing.
The 30-year-old has called time on his career four months after losing his belt to Callum Smith in September.
Groves, who is also known for two high-profile fights with Carl Froch, became world champion at the fourth attempt when he beat Fedor Chudinov in Sheffield in 2017.
The Londoner,who turned professional in 2008, said he wants to go out at the top.
Having won his first 19 professional fights, Groves enjoyed a blockbusting clash with Froch in 2013 and was on course for a surprise dethroning of the WBA and IBF champion when the referee hastily intervened in round nine.
Groves won much public adulation, but lost the rematch with Froch again six months later at Wembley.
He finally got his hands on the belt in 2017 with a sixth-round stoppage of Chudinov at Bramall Lane and he defended that title twice before losing to Callum Smith in Saudi Arabia last month.
Boxing manager and coach Dave Coldwell has joined boxing fans on Twitter to pay tribute to Grove's 'fantastic career'.