Throw in the Towel: 10 Boxers Who Should Seriously Consider Retirement

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Throw in the Towel: 10 Boxers Who Should Seriously Consider Retirement
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When does a boxer retire? Does he do it when he feels like he's financially secure? When he feels like he's gotten all the fight out of his system? When he's accomplished everything he wanted or realized that he just doesn't have what it takes to keep fighting anymore? 

Sometimes a boxer just needs to know when to throw in the towel and call it quits on his career. Boxing is a brutal sport and the longer boxers stay in it, the more punishment they'll receive on their end.

When a boxer stays too long in the sport, they sustain more damage than they've ever received in their whole career. Sadly, sometimes once great boxers become names for younger boxer's careers because they've stayed in the ring too long.

Here is a list of boxers who I feel should either retire now or some time in the near future. Their time in this sport has either come, is here or is coming up soon.

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