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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 January 2008, 11:28 GMT
'Sad' Takaloo ponders retirement
Takaloo
Takaloo's defeat at Bethnal Green was the seventh of his career
Margate's former double world champion Takaloo says he might quit boxing after losing Saturday's Southern Area light-middleweight title bout.

The 32-year-old missed out on a British championship title fight after Anthony Small stopped him in seven rounds.

"I've not been enjoying boxing in the last two years. There's a lot of sadness in my belly and the desire is not there," he told BBC Radio Kent.

"I could get back and have another go but right now I don't really want to."

Takaloo became the first Iranian-born fighter to win a world title when he took the WBU light-middleweight title off Anthony Farnell in 2001, only to lose it to Daniel Santos a year later.

After moving down to welterweight he won the vacant WBU title against Turgay Uzun in 2006, retained it by outpointing Eamonn Magee the same year, and lost out to Michael Jennings in April 2007.

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