Wladimir Klitschko Retires Before November Rematch With Anthony Joshua

By Christian Smith

Wladimir Klitschko has retired from boxing “with immediate effect.”

The former heavy weight champion who was to fight Anthony Joshua in a rematch on November 11, made the announcement this morning.

Klitschko who held the unified title from 2006-2015 before losing to Tyson Fury, put an end to a possible rematch against the current heavyweight world champion Joshua,27, who knocked him out in a fight on 29 April, saying: “At some point in our lives we need to, or just want to, switch our carriers and get ourselves ready for the next chapter.

“Obviously I am not an exception to this and now it’s my turn,” he added.

In a video posted this morning, the Ukrainian, 41 spoke about his retirement, said: “Finally instead of just saying thanks and goodbye I want you to continue to follow me on my new and exciting journey.”

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Joshua will now face mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev to keep the IBF belt.

 

 

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