DAVAO CITY Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) Oriental and RP bantamweight champion Michael "Bruce Lee" Domingo, a native of Sultan Kudarat, finally hanged up his gloves after more than 13 years in professional boxing.
The 33-year-old Domingo decided to end his roller coaster career and has chosen to become a boxing trainer to join his former trainers, Edito and Edmund Villamor, in the ALA Boxing Stable.
Domingo decided to retire upon the request of his wife and family for his safety. He has a ring record of 63 fights with 45 wins, 16 losses, 2 draws with 24 knockouts.
Domingo's manager and ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer thinks that it was the right decision for Domingo to retire and become a trainer now.
The former boxing champ, who started his ring career in 1999, was already planning to become a trainer years ago. He is now handling Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation mini-flyweight titleholder Merlito Sabillo and young gun Jimmy Paypa in the ALA Gym.
Domingo made his career-defining fight against then-unbeaten young Mexican prospect Miguel Roman in the 2007 Boxing World Cup by scoring a unanimous decision, the biggest upset of the night at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California. (PNA)