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Chris Jenkins Retires from Boxing Due to Brain Scan Results

Chris Jenkins Retires from Boxing

Welsh boxer Chris Jenkins has announced his retirement from the sport due to the results of his annual brain scan, revealing abnormalities compared to previous scans. The former British and Commonwealth champion, aged 35, cited health concerns as the primary reason for his decision.

In a social media post, Jenkins expressed the difficulty of his decision, stating, “This is definitely the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write.” After consulting with his trainer, former world-title challenger Gary Lockett, Jenkins concluded that continuing boxing would pose a significant risk to his health.

Jenkins emphasized the importance of prioritizing his well-being, especially considering the potential risks associated with further participation in the sport. Concerns about the increased risk of conditions such as early dementia or Parkinson’s disease prompted his decision to retire.

With a professional career spanning nearly a decade, Jenkins competed in 33 bouts, achieving 23 wins, seven defeats, and three draws. He captured the light-welterweight version of Prizefighter in 2013 and later claimed British and Commonwealth titles at welterweight, holding the titles until 2021.

Despite the disappointment of ending his boxing career prematurely, Jenkins remains steadfast in his commitment to safeguarding his health and providing for his family.

Credit: Yahoo Sport

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