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    'Britain's worst boxer' hangs up gloves after winning TWO of his 53 fights during 12-year pro career

    'Britain's worst boxer' has finally hung up his gloves after winning just two fights during his 12-year professional career - and losing 53.

    'Rockin' Robin Deakin's*boxing career got off to a promising start when he won his 2006 debut.

    But sadly he failed to capitalise on that initial success, and was on the losing end for a whopping 50 fights in a row - before eventually notching up his second, and only, win, in 2015.

    After losing two more fights, bringing his total to two wins in 53, the 31-year-old has finally had enough of getting battered, and has fallen back on his other career - as a butcher.

    Robin has just moved from Tilbury, Essex, to live with girlfriend Sinead, in Luton, Bedfordshire.

    The popular pugilist, who was beaten by some of the biggest names in British boxing, announced his retirement to his legion of fans online.

    He said: "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 55-fight career, that ain't been the best.

    "I'm proud to say at least I did something people said I couldn't."

    The cheeky lightweight, who embraced his 'Britain's Worst Boxer' moniker, added: "Thanks to all the people that slated me and the ones that love me."

    Robin announced on social media on Sunday that he is to retire because he's had enough of getting punched.

    He said: "I'm deadly serious - it's just not worth my time any more.

    "I have done more than most would ever do in boxing - I just wanted something back.

    "I did it for money and didn't get enough. I loved entertaining people but I need to earn a living.

    "I love the sport and will always love it - I'm just not stepping in the ring again."

    Robin turned professional after a successful amateur career which saw him win 40 out of 75 bouts.

    He was so bad he lost his British boxing licence, because the BBBC were worried about his health, but he decided to retire because he could not land a fight with Conor Benn, who was blasted for mocking Robin's disabilities.

    Robin stepped into the ring regularly for more than a dozen years despite being born with clubbed feet.

    He says his disability never slowed him down, and his journeyman status meant there were many times he had no hope of winning fights.

    The boxer now works full-time at a local butchers', often working 15 hours a day.

    He added: "I'm looking to the future now - I want to have a family and provide for them.

    "Boxing is a safe sport, but when you do it like me, and not really training, you will get hurt.

    "I probably would have ended up getting hurt.

    "I don't want that to happen to me, so I'm going to quit while I can keep my head up high."

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    Takes all kinds. Good on him for trying his hardest and stepping into the ring probably knowing full well he's the lamb being lead to the slaughter more often than not.
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    Don't know how he's defined as Britain's worst Boxer , and I think it's pretty fucking harsh and disrespectful to call anybody Britain's "worst" Boxer.
    Kristian Laight has lost 267 out of 287 fights for example and like Deakin has shared the ring with loads of champions. But he's only ever been knocked out 5 times! that's fucking amazing! Guys like him are picked to give a test and some much needed experience to up and coming guys.
    far from being negatively labeled , these guys, Laight in particular deserve more respect than almost every other Boxer out there.
    Rant over and @Master , it's not aimed at you, I know you're only putting an article on the forum for info and it's not necessarily your opinion.
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    Some of the win/loss records of opponents are quite amazing. 100 plus losses not uncommon come some fight nights. But I might have more respect for a guy at least competing than a guy with all the talent and backing who just refuses to make fights and keeps his hands in his pockets when given a massive opportunity. Think Haye ever got his money back for those t shirts 😬?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primo Carnera View Post
    Don't know how he's defined as Britain's worst Boxer , and I think it's pretty fucking harsh and disrespectful to call anybody Britain's "worst" Boxer.
    Kristian Laight has lost 267 out of 287 fights for example and like Deakin has shared the ring with loads of champions. But he's only ever been knocked out 5 times! that's fucking amazing! Guys like him are picked to give a test and some much needed experience to up and coming guys.
    far from being negatively labeled , these guys, Laight in particular deserve more respect than almost every other Boxer out there.
    Rant over and @Master , it's not aimed at you, I know you're only putting an article on the forum for info and it's not necessarily your opinion.
    Nail on the head. Boxing simply does not function without these guys. Kristian and a lot of other pros turn up in shape week in week out and take new fighters rounds. They make them miss, work and move and debuts or early fights under the lights with the roar and expectation of a crowd cannot be replicated in sparring. They have to deal with a lot of styles and spend their weekends traveling to the home fighters back yard for not a huge amount of money.
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    Default Re: 'Britain's worst boxer'

    You would think one would come to realize boxing just might not be the best way to make a living after what his 17 consecutive loss. Maybe his 31?

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    EVERY WINNER NEEDS A LOSER.
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    The business needs journey men simple enough some are better than others with out them boxing would not exist its are hard way to make a living, to get in that ring you need some balls way to much for the average Joe.

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    May be worth knocking this on the head as disrespectful to valid participants in our sport. We have regulations in the sport to make sure that participants are fit, ready and able to take part, if they do not make it, then so be it, such is life. Nobody would dream of criticising an amateur jockey, or a self promoted motor racing driver, or a golfer or snooker player. This is the country that produced Eddie the Eagle for Christs sake!

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    Default Re: 'Britain's worst boxer'

    Wanker.

    The reporter who wrote that is probably an effete, bearded metropolitan latte-swigging tosser who has never been near a boxing gym.

    Notwithstanding the sheer lack of logic and stupidity in calling somebody 'Britain's worst' anything .... the guy was a journeyman who fought several times a month without any proper training against some very talented guys. The sport has and will always need journeymen.

    Anybody who steps into a ring is likely braver than the lazy journalist who wrote this, never mind somebody born with two club feet who fought despite that disability
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