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Wladimir Klitschko retires from boxing

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1 Wladimir Klitschko retires from boxing on Thu Aug 03 2017, 09:40


John McGinlay
John McGinlay
Wladimir Klitschko has decided to retire from boxing, rendering a potential rematch with Anthony Joshua moot.
The Ukrainian was defeated by Joshua in a heavyweight blockbuster back in April and the Brit was eyeing another colossal bout in Las Vegas on November 11.

But the 41-year-old has decided to call time on his 21-year career, ending any talk of another showdown with Joshua.

Joshua must now fight his mandatory IBF challenger Kubrat Pulev in his next fight following the announcement.
The heavyweight legend hangs up his gloves with the stellar record of 64-5-0. Klitschko ruled the division throughout the 2000s, holding the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles.
Klitschko burst onto the scene when he claimed gold in the 1996 Olympics in the super-heavyweight class.
He claimed his first professional belt just two years later, knocking out Marcus McIntyre, and set about making his mark in the new millennium.

The 41-year-old retained his IBF belt for a remarkable nine years and seven months between 2006 and 2015, the second-longest of all time behind Joe Louis.

2 Re: Wladimir Klitschko retires from boxing on Thu Aug 03 2017, 10:08


Fair play to Klit, beat everybody of his generation until he was nearly forty.

Great boxer who has probably never really been recognised as such by not being American and boxing mostly in Germany and thus never being given the worldwide saturation media of say a Mayweather.

Long and happy retirement to him.

3 Re: Wladimir Klitschko retires from boxing on Thu Aug 03 2017, 15:21

Reebok Trotter

Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Can't say I blame him. At 41 he was unlikely to beat AJ in a rematch.

4 Re: Wladimir Klitschko retires from boxing on Fri Aug 04 2017, 20:29

Angry Dad

Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo
I would have taken it for the money.

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