Ukranian boxer and former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has retired from boxing thereby ruling out a rematch with Britain’s Anthony Joshua.
Joshua and Klitschko had hoped for a heavyweight rematch in Las Vegas on November 11 but the Ukrainian have backed down after announcing his retirement.
Klitschko retires after 21 years of a stellar career with a record of 64 wins and five defeats. He held the unified title from 2006-2015 before losing to Tyson Fury.
“I have achieved everything I dreamed of, and now I want to start my second career after sports,” said Klitschko.
“I would have never imagined that I would have such a long and incredibly successful boxing career,” he added.