Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has announced his retirement from boxing, three months after losing the WBA and IBO belts to British-Nigerian Anthony Joshua.
The 41 year old Klitschko announced his retirement via a video released on his website this morning, thereby putting an end to the talks of a rematch with Joshua in November.
Standing at 6.6ft tall, Wladimir is the younger of the Klitschko brothers with Vitali also a former boxing champion.
In his retirement video, Wladimir Klitschko thanks his fans that have supported him since his career took off twenty seven years ago and says the next phase of his life will be away from boxing.
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