Inverness fighter Cornish announces his retirement from the ring
INVERNESS boxer Gary Cornish has announced his retirement from the ring.
The 31-year-old confirmed he will no longer compete in the sport as a result of a brain scan.
The 6ft7 fighter, only lost two fights in his career which included 25 wins and 13 by knockout.
Since knocking out David Howe in January 2018 and sparring with Alexander Povetkin in Russia Gary’s boxing licence has been up in the air. Following a lengthy process the BBBofC have ruled that it is in Gary’s best interests to stop boxing - due to a change in his most recent brain scan.
Cornish has announced he will work act as an ambassador for Kynoch Boxing working alongside promoter Sam Kynoch to find the next generation of boxers in the Highlands and across Scotland.
In a statement he said: Obviously I am gutted my career was cut short because I believe with the team I had around me and the way training took off recently I still had a lot to offer.
“But I can look back and be happy with what I achieved as I only took this sport up as a hobby.
“I am very excited with a new challenge working alongside Sam who I know goes out of his way to help his boxers and make sure they get best chances: he went above and beyond to help me with everything so I know we can form a good team.
“I gained a lot of experience in and out of the ring and can pass this down to others.
“Hopefully we find a future star in the North. I want to thank everyone from sponsors to coaches and managers who made my career an enjoyable one. But it is time for a new journey
Cornish has enjoyed an excellent career inside the ring. His only defeats were at the hands of Anthony Joshua and a razor thin points loss in a British Title Challenge against Sam Sexton.