Kl­itschko to hang up his gloves

New Straits Times - - Sport -

BER­LIN: Ukraine’s for­mer heavy­weight cham­pion Wladimir Kl­itschko an­nounced his re­tire­ment from box­ing on Thursday.

Kl­itscko hangs up his gloves as one of the all-time greats of the ring af­ter a nine-and-a-half year reign as heavy­weight cham­pion.

His last fight was in April when he was stopped by An­thony Joshua in the 11th round of the WBA ti­tle fight at Wem­b­ley Sta­dium in London.

“I never thought I’d have such a long and suc­cess­ful sport­ing ca­reer, I thank you all from the bot­tom of my heart,” he told his fans in a state­ment. AFP

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