Alma Ibarra announces her retirement from professional boxing | Video
Alma Ibarra, Mexican boxer who begged her coach to stop a fight in which she felt her life was in danger, announced this Wednesday his retirement from professional boxinga decision that, she assures, leaves her alone.
Last Saturday June 25Ibarra was measured against the American Jessica McCaskill in a bout for the undisputed welterweight title, held at the Arena Tech of San Antonio, Texas; nevertheless, the Mexican received a strong punishment in the first three rounds so he begged his coach to throw in the towel.
“No, no, no, I want to get home alive”, Ibarra told his trainer, after refusing to leave his horse for the fourth episode and whose video went viral on social networks.
In your message, Ibarra pointed out that accepting the fight against McCaskill was a mistakeevery time it came at a time when he had postponed his professional retirement for six months At the end, He prioritized his physical and mental health.
“Today after 15 years I say goodbye to boxing, a retirement that I had postponed for six months and today it gives me the peace and tranquility that my life needs. I’m leaving calmly because I know that despite everything I was always there breaking rocks and rowing against the current to get ahead.
“I took the fight and I think it was one of the biggest, worst mistakes I ever made. I pulled out of the fight for two things, to check that the Mental health is as important as physical health and the second to stand up for my team, which has absolutely no fault of its own, I appreciate that they put up with all this”, said the boxer.
Alma Ibarra, who began his professional career in 2017, retires from boxing with a mark of 10-2, where five of his wins were on the fast track.