Dubed as ‘Britain’s worst boxer’ Robin Deakin announced that he is set to make his bare knuckle debut.
The British Boxing Board of Control, worried about Deakin’s health, took away his licence after 55 professional contests.
Deakin announced his retirement shortly after losing his licence.
Speaking to The Mirror, he added:
“I’m announcing my retirement after not being successful and losing brain cells.
“I can’t take no more. I have boxed the best in Britain and boxed world title challengers and a world champ in a career that ain’t been the best.
“I’m proud to say at least I did something people said I couldn’t.”
Deakin still isn’t happy at losing his licence and losing potential fights around the world.
Speaking to IFL TV, Deakin added:
“Yeah, I’m retired. I was due to fight in certain places, Czech Republic, Sweden and Romania. Robert Smith stopped it because the British Boxing Board of Control have a lot of say over the eastern European sanctioning’s. He stopped it saying my health was really bad and I failed medicals; I did not fail one medical.
“The board stopped me from fighting because I wouldn’t listen to what they said. They said ‘be a journeyman and not a contender,’ I wasn’t a contender I just to fight.
“I’ve got my first fight, bare knuckle on the 21st of July in Wales. “
Watch the full interview on IFL TV, YouTube.