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Ali Eren Demirezen Announces Career On Hold

Ali Eren Demirezen, Top 20 Heavyweight and holder of the WBO European title says he's taking a break from boxing at the age of 33.

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Turkish Top Heavyweight Ali Eren Demirezen, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) European heavyweight champion from Balıkesir, has announced that he is taking a break from his professional boxing career. Demirezen, who represented Turkey at the 2016 Rio Olympics and gained the nickname "Ice Man" in the ring, claimed that his managers and promoters have not given him the career results he deserves.

At the beginning of the press conference, Demirezen responded to questions about whether he was taking a break from boxing to run for Turkish parliament, stating that the rumors about him becoming a parliamentary candidate are currently untrue, but he may consider it in the future.

Demirezen also stated that he has no connection with the Boxing Federation in Turkey. He revealed that he has had problems with his manager in the United States and has taken a break from boxing because he has not received the compensation he deserves. "We have been told that we need to prove ourselves abroad because we cannot get the compensation we deserve for the efforts we have made so far. We have already proven ourselves at world level. We have decided to take a break from boxing because we cannot get the compensation we deserve for our efforts," he said.

Demirezen continued by saying, "If we can find a suitable platform or environment to receive the compensation we deserve, we will resume boxing. We receive the necessary moral support from our people, but we also want to receive the compensation we deserve for our efforts. Turkish athletes are always in the shadow of foreigners, and our connections abroad tell us that we need to prove ourselves. I believe that I have proven myself by ranking in the top 20 in the world."

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