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Former IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby has retired from boxing.

The Welshman walks away from the sport having won 28 fights, lost 4 with 9 wins inside the distance.

The 35-year-old had his last fight in Argentina losing to Gustavo Lemos in an IBF lightweight title final eliminator. After a positive start Lemos began closing the distance and his unrelenting aggression and power ended the fight in the 5 th round.

“After 27 years of boxing it’s time to hang up the gloves.

Today, on social media, Selby announced his decision to bring the curtain down on a 14-year professional career.

“Welsh, Celtic, British, Commonwealth, European & IBF World champion.

“I exit the ring with no regrets, happy, healthy and my family financially secure.

“Thank you for all your support.”

His full statement can be read by visiting leeselby126 on Instagram.

Everyone at Boxing Social wishes him well in retirement and for the future.