After 31 fights, world championships at two different weight divisions and many memorable nights between the ropes, arguably the island of Ireland's greatest ever fighter has hung up his gloves - but that doesn't necessarily mean the end of the boxing road for Carl Frampton.
It would be a shame if all that experience in the world of boxing was lost, according to renowned BBC Radio Ulster boxing commentator Jim Neilly, and there are several avenues Frampton could choose if he hopes to keep his toes in the fighting pond.
Like many before him, the newly-retired fighter could opt to go down the punditry route, or venture into the world of training fighters - much like his own coach Jamie Moore.
Speaking following his defeat to Jamel Herring on Saturday night, Frampton made it clear his wife and children are his top priority now. "I want to dedicate the rest of my life to my family," the Tigers Bay man vowed during his emotional post-fight interview.
But just how long can a fighter - whose world has revolved around boxing since he was a teenager - keep away from the sport he loves?
Punditry is something Frampton has tried previously, recently in Joy Joyce's victory over Daniel Dubois for the European, Commonwealth and British heavyweight titles in November last year, and he equipped himself well. He also often takes to social media and his YouTube channel to give his predictions and views on upcoming bouts.
Jim Neilly says punditry could be on the cards, depending on whether Frampton has earned enough money from boxing to sustain his family for the foreseeable future.
"Certainly any time he has appeared as a television pundit at ringside he has been very good. However, there isn't very much boxing happening in Northern Ireland right now and there's very limited boxing, only Sky and BT, over here and they seem to have plenty of people," he told the Belfast Telegraph.
"But he would be a very valuable asset if he's going to go into that business."
Could Frampton opt to guide young up-and-comers as a trainer? There are countless former fighters-turned-trainers throughout the years, with varying degrees of success. Freddie Roach went from a mediocre professional to becoming one of the world's top trainers, in the corner for the likes of Manny Pacquiao. Others closer to home have who have found success include Ricky Hatton and Rob McCracken, who have each trained world champions.
"Just because you're a boxer doesn't mean you'll be a good trainer. A lot of the best trainers in world weren't particularly good boxers," stressed Mr Neilly.
"That's something he'll try and look at himself. He'll have to sit down with his family and figure out what he wants to do next. Some people have an aptitude for training and others don't. But he's an intelligent young man and it would be a shame if all that experience was lost to boxing."
One thing going for Frampton is that, as many have said over the years, he has his head on his shoulders. He also has a solid home life and support base. The past has shown us that a pitfall for too many fighters once they step out of the spotlight is in adjusting to and dealing with life outside the ring.
Mr Neilly pointed out that many fighters have problems when leaving boxing as they are all of a sudden without the strict regimen the sport provides.
"They get up in the morning and they do their roadwork, then they eat and go to the gym, rest, go back to the gym and do their sparring. Now Carl will suddenly realise that he doesn't have to do all that," he said.
"That's going to leave a huge void in his life, but it's a void that he knew was coming and prepared for. He said if he lost to Herring he would stop, and he's as good as his word. His wife has certainly expressed that she's glad she will see a lot more of him.
"Boxing has been his life since he was a teen, he has been doing it for more than 15 years, non-stop, and now he'll have to find something else to do with his days. Training is certainly something that would keep him involved in the sport that he loves and brought him success.
"I can see no reason why he wouldn't go into training, or dip his toes in that water. But he wants to take a break now and relax, put his feet up and spend time with his wife and kids and then decide what he's going to do."
As for now, when the dust settles and the fans have had their fill of highlights and recaps, the only future destination certain for Carl Frampton is a spot in the Hall of Fame.