SWINDON'S WBC Silver middleweight champion Kelly Morgan has announced her retirement from the ring.

The 37 year old, whose ambition of a world title shot against super-middleweight champion Nikki Adler was put on hold when she was diagnosed with fourth nerve palsy in her right eye at the end of February, has hung up her gloves due to the ongoing health problem and financial issues.

Morgan had been due to make her long-awaited return to boxing in Swindon in September, provided an operation went to plan, but the surgery subsequently was not required and her recovery from the problem remained uncertain.

The 2002 Commonwealth Games javelin bronze medallist had originally been pencilled in for a six-round contest on September 23 at the Play Football Arena on a Neilson Boxing show.

Morgan also revealed she had parted company with trainer and manager Richard Farnan, with sponsorship issues also playing their part in her decision to step away.

She enjoyed a flawless five-fight pro career after making a winning debut against Klaudia Vigh in Bath in July 2015.

Morgan lifted the vacant WBC Silver Female middleweight crown with a unanimous points decision over Lisa Cielas at the Grange Leisure Centre in Swindon last July, with her final triumph coming against Borislava Goranova in Bournemouth last September.