JAKARTA - Indonesian boxing star Chris John said Friday he was retiring two weeks after being dethroned as the world featherweight champion in his first ever loss in an astonishing career. Known as “The Dragon”, John won the World Boxing Association featherweight champion crown in 2003 and successfully defended it 18 times. But the 34-year-old finally lost the title to South African boxer Simpiwe Vetyeka in a December 6 bout in Perth, Western Australia, throwing in the towel after six rounds. During more than 15 years in the ring, John — who learnt to box using tatty gloves in a rural village — fought 52 bouts and racked up 48 wins, three draws and just one loss. “I was disappointed with my last performance but this is the right moment for me to retire,” he said.–AFP