Wladimir Klitscho retires from boxing following two straight losses against Tyson Fury in 2015 and his latest defeat against Anthony Joshua on March 2017. Klitscho also turned down Anthony Joshua rematch set for November 11 at T-Mobile Arena is Las Vegas.
“I deliberately took a few weeks to make my decision, to make sure I had enough distance from the fight at Wembley Stadium. As an amateur and a professional boxer, I have achieved everything I dreamed of, and now I want to start my second career after sports.I would have never imagined that I would have such a long and incredibly successful boxing career. I´m very thankful for this. Thanks to everyone who has always supported me. Especially my family, my team and my many fans," Klitschko said.
41- year old Wladimir Klitscho ends his brilliant 27 year career as a professional boxer.
Ukrain's Klitscho is a two-time former world heavyweight champion, having held the WBA (Super), IBF and WBO ,IBO, Ring magazine, and lineal titles. He is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time with his older brother Vitali Klitscho as they dominated heavyweight division for long time when they are both active. They have combined 109 wins and they knocked out 94 of their opponents/
Wladimir Klitscho also holds the record of second-longest reigning heavyweight champion of all time, and has the second-most successful title defenses total of any heavyweight boxer. Wladimir is also an Olympic gold medalist as he represented Ukraine represented at the 1996 Olympics.