AUGUST 3, 2017 – Ukrainian professional boxer, Wladimir Klitschko, has retired from the sport at age of 41, his manager said in a statement on Thursday.
The Former World Heavyweight champion last celebrated his win over Bryant Jennings of the US after their World Heavyweight Championship boxing bout at Madison Square Garden in New York on April 25, 2015.
Klitschko held various titles in a glorious 21-year career as a professional after winning Olympic gold at the 1996 Games in Atlanta.
He was unified champion 2006-2015.
Klitschko’s last fight was a defeat to British star, Anthony Joshua in April when he was stopped in the 11th round.
A potential rematch in November with the 27-year-old Joshua will no longer hold.