Did Any Fighter Ever Finish Their Career, With A Great Win?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Fergy, Feb 2, 2023.

  1. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    With a long string of victories .. that's out on a victory to me ... there are stories he retired rather than a last fight I think w Cal ... is there any truth to that ?
  2. Greg Price99

    Greg Price99 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    Yeah, I cant recall exact figures, but I recall him saying post retirement, something along the lines of he wasnt going from fighting Eubank and Benn for a couple of £million to his mandatory, Calzaghe for a couple of £hundred grand.
    Loudon and he grant like this.
  3. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    Sure, it’s just that the thread title was ‘a great win’

    Collins’ last fight was against a lower level guy called Craig Cummings.

    Before Collins signed to fight Joe, he was issuing statements saying that Joe was just a prospect, and that he could only get motivated for a huge fight against Roy Jones. But he then signed to fight Joe, but withdrew just 11 days before the fight. He says that he was injured and that the doctor advised him to withdraw. But I’m really not sure.

    He then tried a comeback in 1999, where he was to fight on the undercard of Joe’s fight against Ricky Thornberry. But after suffering issues in training, he retired permanently due to his doctors advice.

    So his career did end on a win, but it didn’t end in the way that he’d intended it to.
  4. Drew101

    Drew101 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    Ricardo Lopez went out with a dominant performance against a much younger and pretty solid Zolani Tete.
  5. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    Vernon Forrest regained his jr. middleweight title from Sergio Mora before meeting his untimely end.