Klitschko Announced Retirement From Boxing

By , October 6, 2017 7:13 am

Wladimir Klitschko recently made the shocking announced of his retirement from boxing. And this is the decision he has taken with an immediate effect.

This has ended any chance of a rematch with Anthony Joshua the heavyweight world champion.

The Klitschko, who is now 41-year-old, enjoyed a long career of 21-year in the field of boxing. In his career, he fought 69 fights and won 64, he was beaten by Joshua in a scrap of an almighty heavyweight on April 29 this year in an 11th round stoppage. The match became very famous.

The retirement of this Ukrainian player is really a big news as is one of the true greats of the sport. He held a number of titles such as WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO. In addition, he has the lineal crown, and has the reward of being the second-longest serving champion of heavyweight of all time. He was behind Joe Louis and in the span of nine years, he had 18 consecutive defenses.

Who is the next for Anthony Joshua?

Though, Klitschko has declared his retirement from the sport, Joshua made an announcement on Wednesday that he wants that Klitschko should get agree to take the rematch by the end of the August in order for a bout in  November that will take place in Las Vegas.

The announcement of Klitschko about the retirement just a day after the declaration of Joshua.

In a statement released by Klitschko on his website, Klitschko said “I intentionally took time of few weeks to make my decision with regards to my retirement, to ensure that I get enough distance from the fight at Wembley Stadium,”

He further added that “As a professional boxer, till date I have achieved everything that I wished to and now I looking forward to start my second career after sports.”

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