Anthony Dirrell Close To Retirement After Caleb Plant Defeat

Two-time WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (34-3-2, 25 KOs) may be calling it quits.

After his defeat against Caleb Plant, the American boxer recognizes it may be the best time to end his competitive career.

However, Dirrell believes that the Plant defeat was not the reason why he will walk away. Instead, he believes there are few opportunities for a fighter at the age of 38.

“I haven’t figured it out yet. I’m leaning a little more towards retirement, honestly,” said Anthony Dirrell to Fighthype.

“I don’t have anything to prove to anybody. I didn’t even need that fight. I just wanted the fight. I’m 38 years old. I can’t fight for nothing. It’s about my health.

“We got a few boos in there, but people got to realize that’s how Caleb fights. Caleb is a boxer. He’s not going to get in there and brawl with you. He knew he couldn’t sit there and brawl with me.”

Dirrell feels the fight was a lot closer than the scores given by the three judges going into the ninth round. However, he accepts that the left hook from Plant left him in no man’s land.

After the knockout, the referee was quick to stop Plant who pretended to dig dirt and throw it on Dirrell’s body while he was unconscious.

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