Former two-weight world champion Ivan Calderon has decided to
hang up his gloves.
The 37-year-old Puerto Rican was halted inside five rounds by
WBO minimumweight titlist Moises Fuentes earlier this month and has
decided to walk away.
However, he says the decision has come from a desire to pass on
his expertise rather than feeling past his best.
"This was difficult because boxing is something I love, but I
want to say that I'm doing this not because I'm old or tired. I'm
doing this because I want to work with the kids and youth, bringing
them my knowledge and tips," Calderon told Espn.com
"I want to be an example for all my fellow boxers that when it
is time to retire it is time, no matter if we are rich or poor. The
health is what matters. I want to thank all the fans."
He retires with a record of 35 wins against just three defeats
and one draw.