Wladimir Klitschko Cancels Anthony Joshua Rematch, Announces Retirement From Boxing (Video)

Published 2 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
at 11:02 AM, 3/08/2017 (2 years ago)

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Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has announced his shock retirement from boxing with immediate effect, ending any chance of a rematch against heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua.

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.

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The former heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko was billed for a rematch with Anthony Joshua in November (Sportsfile via Getty Images)
However, the 41-year-old released a video to confirm that he has decided to call time on his 21-year career in the sport.

“I have achieved everything I dreamed of, and now I want to start my second career after sports,” he said.

“I would have never imagined that I would have such a long and incredibly successful boxing career,” he added.

The two-time former champion, who held the unified title from 2006-2015 before losing to Joshua’s fellow Briton Tyson Fury, ends his career with a record of 64 wins and five defeats.

He retires as one of the sport’s true greats, having held the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles, as well as the lineal crown, and remains the second-longest serving heavyweight champion of all time behind Joe Louis with 18 consecutive defences over a nine-year span.

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tegonwa at 11:16 AM, 3/08/2017 (2 years ago)
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Abi Na Fear Of Joshua Pursue Am Into Sudden Retirement?Nawaa O!
ruthie at 11:44 AM, 3/08/2017 (2 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin he knows that he cannot survive another match ....Thank God for his life! enjoy your retirement
morgan1 at 01:14 PM, 3/08/2017 (2 years ago)
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Good for his health,,,, e must fear.. fear!! now
idontno at 03:46 PM, 3/08/2017 (2 years ago)
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better for him and enjoy your retirement
gogoman at 04:15 PM, 3/08/2017 (2 years ago)
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james987 at 05:05 PM, 3/08/2017 (2 years ago)
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The fear of Joshua is the beginning of wisdom to him lol
kacylee at 07:55 PM, 3/08/2017 (2 years ago)
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this na fear in action... but never mind i respect ur decision, its better to retire in peace than in pieces Cool

Starnixx at 10:16 PM, 3/08/2017 (2 years ago)
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merryufe at 06:15 AM, 5/08/2017 (2 years ago)
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Enjoy your retirement.


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