Boxing legend David Tua has called it quits, after losing a unanimous points decision to giant Belarusian Alexander Ustinov in Hamilton.
Conceding almost a foot (30cm) in reach and height to his massive opponent, Tua, 40, never troubled Ustinov and could not find the opportunity to land any of the sledgehammer blows that had been a trademark of his prime.
Afterwards, he admitted his time had come.
"I did the best I could," he told the Claudelands Arena crowd. "I actually got myself into great shape, because I believed I could do this and I believed that the fire still burns.