Long Island light heavyweight Seanie Monaghan announced his retirement from boxing on social media: "Met with Coach Joe and we decided I’m going to Officially retire from boxing. This sport and the people I’ve met along the way have changed my life drastically for the better. The life lessons I’ve learned from Joseph Higgins will hopefully carry me a long way in the next chapters of life. I met Coach Joe as a 20 year old Long Beach Wombat with no life plans, no direction, just a wild party animal, street fighter. He instilled in me his military style, no-excuses fortitude and mental toughness. There were times we were on the track at 6:30 am when it was 8 degrees out and times we did plyos outside in 100 degrees! No excuses, we got it done, “Dues paid” he’d always say afterwards! I got ranked top 5 on the planet, met a bunch of my idols, fought all over the place from MSG 7x, Barclays, Vegas, AC even Omaha [Nebraska]! Undefeated for my first 28 fights, retired at 29-3! We did some big things! Joe is like a father to me and we’re family now. My Manager PJ did an incredible job like he does with all his business ventures. I’d also like to thank (and apologize) to my mother, my Wife, my sister and Everyone in my family for taking this ride with me. I know it wasn’t easy to watch. None of this would have been possible without all the support from every one of you guys out there! Not everyone is lucky enough to have a support system like I did! Filling up busloads of maniacs from Long Beach [Long Island] spread into meeting boxing fans who came from Canada to see me fight! At least once a day I’ll bump into somebody who knows me from boxing. It’s a great feeling that I will always cherish. Once the weather gets nicer I’ll make another announcement, it’s only right we finish this thing off with a big party in LB! " Boxingtalk wishes Seanie Monaghan a happy and successfull retirement!