Following defeat to China’s Fanlong Meng in Monte Carlo on Saturday night, former British champion Frank Buglioni has decided to call time on his professional career.
Buglioni was pulled out of the contest in the fifth round after sustaining a nasty cut above his right eye
‘Wise Guy’ Buglioni released a statement on social media on Monday night to announce he was to retire from the sport with a record of 22-4-1.
“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.”
Buglioni’s biggest win came when he defeated Hosea Burton in December 2016 to capture the British title before defending his crown over Ricky Summers and Craig Richards before his loss to Callum Johnson.