Is it all over for Rendall Munroe?
Rendall Munroe is set to make a decision over his future in the next few days.
The popular city super-bantamweight has to consider whether he continues his boxing career in the wake of Saturday's six-round stoppage defeat by Scott Quigg in Manchester – or whether it is time to call a halt.
The suggestion in the aftermath of the third defeat of his career was that Munroe is seriously considering hanging up the gloves at 32.
He will not rush a decision, though, and will review the interim WBA title fight and talk through the various issues with manager Mike Shinfield and trainer Jason Shinfield.
"Am I trying too hard?" said Munroe after losing out to British champion Quigg, who surely has some huge nights ahead of him at world level.
"I don't know if I have the same spark that I had. I don't know if I'm about ready to call it a day. If you lose that hunger that might be the time to call it a day.
"I love training and being in the gym but, even when I was sparring, I was having to push myself to do things.
"I felt I was going through the motions sometimes. Everyone knows that Rendall Munroe doesn't moan or get stopped.
"So in the back of my mind is it time to call it a day?
"I'm a truthful, honest guy. I love keeping fit but there is a difference between keeping fit and wanting to fight.
"I'll sit down with Mike and Jason and see what happens."
Munroe said that the kidney punch he took from Quigg in round five had hurt him but he was not looking for an excuse. "Two or three years ago, Rendall Munroe would have brushed that off," he said.
"You have to up your game. In the build-up I was trying to get myself angry.
"Is that another sign that the hunger is not the same as it was?"
Should the last bell have sounded on Munroe's career, he should take away no regrets from a sport which can expose even the slightest of dents in a fighter's armour.
"I'm proud of myself," said the former European and Commonwealth champion.
"The fans have been fantastic and who doesn't love the attention when you walk around the city?"
The important thing is that Munroe takes his time and makes the right decision for him and his family.