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Nate Campbell announces retirement

Updated: November 29, 2010, 8:09 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Nate Campbell didn't begin boxing as an amateur until he was 24. He didn't turn pro until he was a month shy of 28. He was just another nameless, faceless fighter trying to make ends meet. Little was expected from him.

Yet, Campbell overcame ups and downs to become a television staple and a three-belt lightweight world champion in 2008 when he upset Juan Diaz. But on Monday, three days after a shocking eight-round decision loss to journeyman Walter Estrada on the Juan Manuel Marquez-Michael ...

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