After a devastating defeat to John Wayne Hibbert on January 31st, former English light-welterweight champion Tyler “EL Tornado” Goodjohn announced he was retiring at the age of 24 years old.

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It came as big surprise to boxing fans at the time, as Tyler was well established on Sky Sports and had signed a deal with Matchroom Boxing before the John Wayne Hibbert defeat.

Along with being a good ticket seller, Tyler has been known for being in exciting fights. When Tyler announced he was coming back on Facebook – it didn’t come as surprise to anyone.

After spending the last five years in Essex, Tyler relocated back to his native Cambridge upon his retirement.

Since then, Tyler has opened a one on one boxing lessons company called the Warrior Workshop and says he is a lot more settled with his current lifestyle.

I caught up with Tyler and we spoke about his short retirement, why the split with trainer Peter Sims, struggling to make the light-welterweight limit and a lot more:

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