After nearly four years without a win, former WBA jr welterweight champion Vivian Harris (29-9,-2, 19 KOs) has announced his retirement at the age of 34. His most recent fight was a third round TKO loss to Brian Rose on Friday night in Blackpool, England.
On his Facebook page, Harris wrote, “I would like to thank God and Jesus Christ for a great boxing career that I achieved the world title and defended it four times. After my fight last night I realize that I do not have the desire and hunger anymore because I am no longer performing in the ring to the best of my abilities that I have been blessed with. I wanna thank my family and friends that stayed with throughout my career and still believe in me and support me in my decision. I wanna thank everybody in the boxing world that have gave me the opportunities to become champion of the world and to have some greats fights that my fans will remember about me. I will be helping the next generation of boxers that have the desire to be the next champions of the world. God bless all of you and cheers as they say in England.”