End of the road for Munroe as English fighter hangs up his gloves after Quigg defeat
12:30 GMT, 13 December 2012
Rendall Munroe has retired from boxing following defeat to Scott Quigg last month.
The 32-year-old, who won 24 of his 28 contests, challenged for the super-bantamweight world title against Japan's Toshiaki Nishioka in 2010.
But he suffered his first stoppage loss to Quigg on the undercard of Ricky Hatton's unsuccessful comeback in Manchester and has decided to hang up his gloves.
Last bell: Munroe (right) has called time on his boxing career
'I'm always positive and forward thinking and I've had a great career. I am 100 per cent proud of what I have done,' Munroe said.
'I was English, Commonwealth, European and WBA international champion and a world title contender.'
Munroe was stopped in the sixth round by Quigg who displayed an impressive array of devastating body shots.
The pair originally met in June but a nasty cut above Munroe's right eye, which required nine stitches, stopped the contest in the third round, resulting in a technical draw.