Haye signals end of career by not renewing license

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LONDON (AP) -- The British Boxing Board of Control says former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye does not want to renew his license to fight.

The Board of Control's general secretary Robert Smith told the BBC on Tuesday that his organization has received confirmation in an email from Haye, who lost a heavyweight unification bout to Wladimir Klitschko in July.

The British fighter had long stated his intention to retire by his 31st birthday, which falls on Thursday.

Smith says "according to the email I received he is no longer wishing to renew his license."