Ex-Canary star to consider his boxing future

Former Norwich City player Leon McKenzie.

Former Norwich City player Leon McKenzie.

Former Norwich City star Leon McKenzie may quit boxing after suffering the first loss of his career.

McKenzie's challenge for the English super-middleweight title ended when he suffered a split decision defeat to champion Jahmaine Smyle at York Hall on Saturday night.

After an unbeaten eight-fight run, the 38-year-old says he will consider his boxing future in the coming weeks.

'I gave this fight my all. I trained so hard and I gave it my best,' McKenzie told Sky Sports.

'I'm going to have a little time off, talk to my family and my manager and see where we go but I don't know if I want to fight again.


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'It's something I have to think about about because I'm 39 next year. You have to appreciate I am no longer a young man but walking away from that ring I knew I had left everything in there.'

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