Boxing – John Duddy Retires

John Duddy has announced that he is retiring from the sport after turning down a reported purse  in excess of $100,000 to fight fellow Irish boxer  Andy Lee in March. The battle of the Irish Middleweights was scheduled to take place in Connecticut. The Derry Destroyer released a statement on Tuesday morning confirming that he had retired after a great deal of soul searching  and stated that his decision is final. “ I give you my word; I will not come back”. Duddy had a very good boxing career with 29 wins out of 31 fights.