Alex Arthur retires from boxing via Twitter on his 35th birthday

Phil Jay 26/06/2013

Former interim WBO super-featherweight champion ‘Amazing’ Alex Arthur has decided to hang up his gloves after announcing his decision via social media as he turned 35 years old today.

The Edinburgh fighter, who lost out to Nicky Cook for the full world title in 2008, has been splitting his time between promoting and the odd fight since then – but was never really able to recover from a series of injuries throughout his career.

Arthur, who also held British, Commonwealth and European titles since turning pro in 2000, had racked up four low-key victories on the spin until deciding to retire from the sport with a record of 31-4.

“Well… Woke up 35 today. Time goes so fast. I haven’t fought for over a year now, so just want to say I officially retire from boxing today,” tweeted Arthur.