Russian living boxing legend and former undisputed light welterweight champion of the world Kostya Tszyu, who has never officially announced his retirement, now says will not continue his tremendous pro career as an active fighter, according to several well-informed sources in Russian press. "I'm hundred percent sure I shan't be back to boxing. At least, the way you [boxing press] expect me to be back," said Tsyzu tonight in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky during the meeting with Kamchatka governor Alexey Kuzmitsky. "I will turn 39 in two months and that's a critical age. I feel myself young and healthy but I gave this sport 30 years of my life, too much for now. I want to devote myself to other activities. If I continue my boxing career as a fighter it will all be forced out to the background. I know I help children by being here. 50-100 of them will go to the gym following my visit. Some of them will stay there for a while to become future prospects and stars. I think it's more important than my personal ambitions," commented Tszyu to Sever DV media agency.
Boy.... never woulda expected that.