Boxers Who Retired in 2020

Boxing is full of surprises when it comes to the individual influence on this sport. Boxers can retire or come back at any time they feel like it. Let’s see who retires in 2020. 

The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most complicated, confusing, and difficult years in many decades. All areas of our lives have been affected, from professional to personal. There is hardly a person who wasn’t affected. Even the boxing world was quite odd this year. First of all, we have quite a few legends who are sending us numerous hints and ambiguous messages about their comebacks. After all, it’s 2020, and nothing seems to impress or surprise you anymore. 

Legends line Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather, or Evander Holyfield promise to make 2021 quite an interesting year in terms of boxing matches. You can order a proper academic paper to learn about all their boxing achievements. Though, don’t forget to read a speedy paper review before making up your mind. Overall, having these legends back to a boxing ring will be a decent make up for the year we are having now. A few good boxers have announced their retirement in 2020, and we can’t get over it. Though young, these boxers had good careers behind them and could have even better careers ahead of them. Let’s see who they are and why we are going to miss them in the upcoming year. 

Alex Saucedo

Alex Saucedo is a young and promising boxer from Oklahoma. He was only on the verge of starting his professional world career when this year he announced his retirement. The announcement, though, did not catch anyone by surprise. Saucedo suffered from not one but two brain bleedings after his last match with Arnold Barboza, another young American boxer, in October. After the match Sauscedo was taken to the hospital. The boxer was famous for his ability to take hard hits. However, this time, this fame did not work in his favor. Saucedo is only 26 years old, but his boxing career is already in the past after such grave injuries. In his retirement statement, he expressed his gratitude for being alive after his health complication and admitted the inevitability of leaving the ring for good. The peak of his career was in 2018 when he fought (and lost) for the WBO junior welterweight title.

Oleksandr Gvozdyk

Oleksandr Gvozdyk is a Ukrainian heavyweight boxer. Recently he announced his retirement by posting about this on Instagram. The former boxer is only 33 years old, though he had quite a good career over these years. The peak of Gvozdyk’s career was his title of the world light heavyweight champion. Though, he didn’t hold it for too long. When he was 25, Gvozdyk won a bronze medal at the Olympics in London. During his career, he faced only one loss, having the final record of 17-1. The only match he lost took place last year. It was a match with a Russian boxer, Artur Beterbiev. 

Currently, Gvozduk is considering moving on into business. He is also vocal about his plans to enter the political world eventually. Perhaps, he was inspired by another famous Ukrainian boxer, Vitali Klitschko, and his successful transition into politics after his even more grand boxing career. 

Andrew Selby

Andrew Selby had a very promising boxing career. A young Brit had already represented the UK in the Olympics in London back in 2012. You can ask for professional paper help

if you want to learn more about the records set in the Olympics that year. Though he didn’t win the medal, Selby’s Olympics participation became the start of his professional career. He has won bronze and silver medals in his amateur status and was expected to eventually go after the world title. However, this has never happened. By this day, he had only 13 professional matches. 

Back in 2017, Selby lost his mother and fell into a spiral of depression and drinking. He hasn’t been in a ring for over a year when he announced his retirement this summer. It’s hard to say that this announcement was surprising to the fans. Though, there is still hope to see Selby in the professional match someday again. After all, un-retirement is quite common in the boxing world, and Selby is quite young to be retired forever. Perhaps Selby’s story is just another reminder to take our mental health seriously and not to shy away from professional help when needed. 


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