Fans of boxing around the world will not be able to enjoy a new epic showdown between Anthony Joshua and Vladimir Klitschko after the Ukrainian veteran decided to end his career.
In the past months, he worked hard to negotiate a date and place for a fight that Joshua would give Klitschko a chance to retire for defeat in April. Part of the media announced November 11 as an already agreed date, but now this super-fight has collapsed after Klitschko himself decided to finish the boxing career.
In his career, he had 69 matches, scored 64 wins, out of which 53 with knockout.
He won the first world championship title in 200 in the WBO version, and then won the championship belts in the versions of WBA, IBF and IBO. Klitschko 23 times successfully defended the championship title. The recorder is Joe Lewis, who was able to defend the world crown 25 times.
Klitschko has 41 years, ended his career with two defeats in a row, first from Tyson Fury in 2015, and then by Anthony Joshua in April this year.