Former British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight champion Callum Johnson announced on Thursday that he has retired from professional boxing.
In a statement posted on his Facebook page, the 37-year-old confirmed that the career which saw him pickup the British and Commonwealth titles at 175lbs has come to an end.
“Well the day has come I never thought would and the day I never wanted to come. I don’t think retiring is the right word so I’ll say quitting.
“But the boxing days are over, not by choice really or on my own terms, but more by lack of self discipline and struggling to battle and deal with my own mental struggles & demons. I tried and I tried again but kept failing.
Johnson came through the loss of his father to upset Frank Buglioni to become British and Commonwealth champion back in 2018.
The Lincolnshire man also floored light-heavyweight king Artur Beterbiev in his challenge for the IBF world title in the following year.
The Russian eventually halted the Brit in the fourth but the showing teased a promising future for Johnson following his first world title charge.
Inactivity became a big factor in the slowing of Johnson’s progress however, with ‘The One’ only having fought three times since then.
Johnson penned a deal with Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions last year as he looked to kickstart the final stages of his career.
Injuries and inactivity again ravaged the Boston man however, who now calls time on an impressive career which boasts a record of 20-1-0 (14KOs) respectively.