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Green retires to spend more time with family, protect health

Updated: March 24, 2008, 11:27 PM ET
Associated Press

PERTH, Australia -- WBA light heavyweight world champion Danny Green quit boxing Tuesday, saying he wanted to protect his health and spend more time with his family.

The 35-year-old Green (25-3 with 22 knockouts) had been preparing in Sydney for a mandatory defense of his WBA title against Argentina's Hugo Garay on April 27.

"I am getting out on my terms, with my dignity and respect intact," Green said. "I have made the decision of an intelligent man -- looking to 25 years in the future."

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