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Lee Selby called it a quit at the age of 35.

The former featherweight world champion released a statement about his retirement from boxing after he lost his last fight in March.

Selby fought for 14 years and held the IBF featherweight belt for three years (2015-18)

“After 27 years as an amateur and professional boxer, I know the time is right for me to hang up the gloves,” he said.

“I am forever grateful to my mum and dad who took me and my brothers to Rhoose Amateur Boxing Club and Craig Smyth who always supported me. I had around 90 amateur contests, but it was my brother Andrew who was the star attraction for the Selby family in the amateurs.”

“My biggest thank you goes to all my fans, your support over the years has been incredible. I exit the ring with no regrets, happy, healthy and with my family financially secure. Boxing has been my life and I am sure my involvement in the sport will continue in the years to come as I look to set new goals.”