BREAKING: Former Heavyweight Champion Retires

BERN, SWITZERLAND - JULY 07:  Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine celebrates with his belts after winning the WBA-, IBF,- WBO- and IBO-heavy weight title fight between Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine and Tony Thompson of USA on the July 7, 2012 at Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland.  (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Stephen Adeniran

 

 

The Ukraine ring lord and former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko promulgate his retirement from boxing on Thursday.

Klitschko who hang 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.

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

AFP

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