Tommy Martin retires after bleed on the brain following John Wayne Hibbert fight

Tommy Martin
Tommy Martin had won all 13 of his fights before January's defeat

Former WBA continental light-welterweight champion Tommy Martin has retired from boxing after suffering a bleed on the brain following January's loss against John Wayne Hibbert.

An MRI scan revealed the injury after the previously undefeated 22-year-old lost the Commonwealth title fight.

The British Boxing Board of Control stopped a boxing return and he thanked them for "probably saving my life".

"Unfortunately for me this is the end of the road as a boxer," Martin added.

Martin, a former Peterborough United youth-team player, will now work with young fighters.

"It is now time to turn this negative into a positive by putting all the passion and fire I have back into other fighters," he said.

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