Ex-WBC champion Grigory Drozd officially retires

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Former World Boxing Council cruiserweight champion, Russian Grigory Drozd, officially announces his retirement from boxing.

"Dear friends, fans of boxing, today I made a very important decision for me. I officially declare the end of my sports career. I want to thank my team, my coach and my promoters.

"Life does not stop. In sports I reached the top. But you cannot be there forever. I want to thank the people who were with me. My family: my mother, my wife, and my children. Together we went through victories and won the WBC green and gold belt.

"Today in front of me, there are many interesting and important tasks such as the development of boxing in the new generations of my country. We have achieved a lot, but we still face many more important tasks. Thanks for everything."

The World Boxing Council wishes Grigory great success in his life and with his future endeavours.