Wladimir Klitschko retires and will not fight Anthony Joshua in rematch
Before the rematch with Britain’s Anthony Joshua, Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has decided to take retirement from boxing.
41 years old from Ukraine, was knocked out by Joshua at Wembley stadium in April.
Joshua, 27 years old boxer is hopeful for Wladimir to sign his rematch clause in Las Vegas on 11 November.
“I am contented with my career, and now I want to start my second career. “Said Klitschiko.
Wladimir, two-time former champion also held unified title from 2006-2015 ends his career with a record of 64 wins and 5 defeats.
“Impossible for me to imagine that I would have such successful career, “he added.
A fight between Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria and Joshua before 2 December is must for Joshua for his IBF belt. Pulev, 36, has a record of 25 wins and 1 defeat same as of Klitschko in 2014.
Klitschko won Olympic super-heavyweight gold at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, before turning proficient soon thereafter.
He manufactured an unbeaten 24-0 record before losing to American Ross Puritty in 1998 in his exclusive battle to occur in his local Ukraine.
For the WBO belt, victory over American Chris Byrd in 2000, he was ready for South Africa’s Corrie Sanders and US Lamon Brewster in 2003 and 2004 respectively.
He at that point went 11 years unbeaten, until losing the WBA, IBF and WBO titles to Fury in November 2015.
German boxer declared his retirement with a video posted on his website, lot of people tried to get to it that the server collapsed.
In his video explanation, Klitschko stated: “Twenty-seven years back I began my career in brandish. It was the best decision of a calling I could have made. As a result of this decision I have ventured to the far corners of the planet, adapted new dialects, helped individuals in require.
“I am expecting and trusting my next profession, which I have just been arranging and dealing with for a few years, will be in any event as effective as the past one, if not more fruitful.”