British light heavyweight contender Frank Buglioni, 29-years-old, has decided to retire from boxing.
This past Saturday night, Buglioni was outboxed before being stopped in five rounds by undefeated Chinese boxer Fanlong Meng in Monte Carlo.
During the fight, Buglioni suffered a bad cut above his right eye. Back in March, Buglioni was knocked out in one round by Callum Johnson.
Buglioni, a former British world champion, walks away with a record of 22-4-1. He was promoted by Frank Warren and then went over to Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom.
In his only world title shot, Buglioni lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Fedor Chudinov in September 2015.
“After thoughtful deliberation; I have decided to hang up the gloves. I am proud of all my achievements in boxing and I will be forever grateful of the life lessons and positive effects it has given me.
“I have loved the journey and it has certainly made me the man I am today. I will now focus on a different side of life, I will put my health, my girlfriend and my family first.
“Thank you to my dad & brother who stood by me throughout and to all my magnificent support who have taken this journey with me. Don Charles, you made me fall back in love with the sport, I enjoyed every training session with you! Eddie Hearn, yourself & Matchroom have been a pleasure to work with.
“Steve Goodwin, thank you for your honesty and care throughout. My heart remains in the squared circle. – The Wise Guy.”