Sam Sheedy

Sam Sheedy retires after Liam Cameron reverse

Published On Wednesday, October 18, 2017By British Boxing News
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Sam Sheedy retires after a career that exceeded expectations

Sheffield's "Speedy" Sam Sheedy has announced his decision to retire from boxing, following his loss to Liam Cameron last weekend.

The middleweight leaves the sport with a record of 18 wins and three losses, with a Commonwealth title in the bag.

He admits to falling out of love with the sport and is happy with the legacy that he can always look back on fondly.

He next plans to join his trainer Glyn Rhodes in his gym on the coaching side as he heads for a new career training youngsters and professionals.

The southpaw's career highs were winning the Central Area title in just his seventh bout with a first-round demolition of Jason Ball way back in 2012.

His next title challenge was against Navid Mansouri in 2015 for the English middleweight championship, which many thought he should have won.

He then pulled out another amazing performance in 2016 to take former England amateur captain Tommy Langford to a split decision for the British middleweight belt.

His second title finally came when he landed the Commonwealth in April this year but failed to defend it successfully against former ABA champion Liam Cameron on October 13 at the Forge Ponds Arena in Sheffield.

He said that he would have retired even if he had won against Cameron  and that he was at peace with his decision to hang up his gloves and is excited for the next chapter in his boxing story on the safe side of the ropes.