David Diaz announces retirement

Updated: March 1, 2012, 1:19 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

David Diaz, a 1996 U.S. Olympian and former lightweight world titlist, has announced his retirement from boxing after a 15-year professional career.

"I'm done with the sport. I love the sport, but I would be doing it an injustice if I kept fighting. My heart isn't in it anymore," Diaz, 35, told ESPN.com on Wednesday. "I could have taken fights just for the money, but it's not about that. It's about giving a good fight and having some dignity doing it."

Diaz (36-4-1, 17 KOs) ...

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