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Lawton considers retirement plan

Scott Lawton
Lawton lost to Jon Thaxton in a British title bout in 2007

Scott Lawton has admitted he is contemplating retirement after losing to John Murray in Wigan on Saturday.

It was Lawton's second attempt to win the British lightweight title, and he told BBC Radio Stoke he may quit after the fifth loss of his career.

"I'm 32 now and you can't keep going on forever. It's something that I've got to think hard about," said Lawton.

"I don't want to keep dragging the people of Stoke out to come and watch me, and then not win."

Lawton added: "I'll have a good think about it and I'll make the right decision in the end."

He was stopped by Murray in the sixth round at the Robin Park Arena, although the fight was shrouded in controversy as Murray had already lost his British title by failing to make the 9st 9lb weight limit on Friday.

Lawton has other interests to consider outside of boxing, including running his own gym in Stoke-on-Trent, and said he can look back at his career with fond memories if he decides to call it a day.

"I fought Amir Khan when he was ranked number one in the country, I fought Jon Thaxton when he was ranked number one in the country, and now I fought John Murray when he was ranked number one in the country," he stated.

"I haven't ducked anyone or took any easy options. I've given it my best, and if that's the way that it's meant to be then I can't really be too disappointed by that."

Lawton has won 26 of his 32 professional bouts.