Former world champion Darren Barker has announced his retirement from boxing.
Barker achieved his greatest moment in the sport last year, taking the IBF middleweight belt with a courageous victory over Daniel Geale in August.
But the Barnet fighter suffered a serious hip injury in his first title defence, a second-round stoppage defeat by Felix Sturm in December.
A string of injuries have disrupted the 31-year-old's career in recent years and he made the tough decision to hang up his gloves after this latest setback.
"I've been struggling with injuries for a while now and that coupled with achieving my ultimate goal, I thought it was the right time"
"I've been struggling with injuries for a while now and that coupled with achieving my ultimate goal, I thought it was the right time," Barker told Sky Sports News.
"I wasn't feeling anything in the fights previous to that. It's unfortunate, but I've achieved my ultimate goal. I don't think you'll find many happier retired fighters than myself and I look forward to the future now."
When asked if he could change his mind in the future, Barker said: "No chance. You won't see me in a ring again.
"I hope I stay within the sport in some capacity, but it's a mixture of my body and my desire fading a little bit you know.
"A lot of people are aware of my brother passing away and my goal was always to win a world title for him and I managed to do that.
"I think once I did win the world title, a little bit of my drive and ambition faded a little bit. I'm very happy, I'm so proud of what I managed to achieve."