The manager of Wladimir Klitschko has revealed that the former world heavyweight champion has decided to retire from boxing because he has lost the fire to continue.
Bernd Boente, his long term manager revealed that Klitschko made the decision to end his 21-year career just three months after he lost out to Anthony Joshua at Wembley.
The pair were getting set for a rematch in November but that dream has now been put to rest.
“Wladimir has given this sport his all and has nothing to provide be to anyone. He will be regarded as one of the in the history of the sport.” He said.
Wladimir had earlier stated in an interview that he would retire once he loses the motivation to continue or has issues with his health.
No Anthony Joshua Rematch
Boente further revealed that in spite of his decision to leave the sport. He still believed he would knock out Anthony Joshua if the rematch had taken place. A lot of people expected the fight to be hosted in Las Vegas later this year.
The fight that had been fixed for the 11th of November and it was even entered into Boxrec, a website for boxing records.
Wladimir Klitschko only lost 5 of his 69 fights and during the course of his career, he took some time to get a PhD in sports science.