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Wladimir Klitschko retires and will not fight Anthony Joshua in rematch
World | sport | 17:01, 03 August 2017 | 1443
Photo: boxingnewsonline.net

AKIPRESS.COM - Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has retired from boxing - ruling out a rematch with Britain's Anthony Joshua, BBC reports.

The Ukrainian, 41, was knocked out in the 11th round by current champion Joshua at Wembley Stadium in April.

Joshua, 27, had hoped Klitschko would sign his rematch clause for a proposed fight in Las Vegas on 11 November.

"I have achieved everything I dreamed of, and now I want to start my second career after sports," said Klitschko.

The two-time former champion, who held the unified title from 2006-2015 before losing to Joshua's fellow Briton Tyson Fury, ends his career with a record of 64 wins and five defeats.

Klitschko announced his retirement on a video posted on his website, with so many people trying to access it that the server crashed.

"Twenty-seven years ago I started my journey in sport. It was the best choice of a profession I could have made. Because of this choice I have travelled the world, learned new languages, created business, built intellectual properties, helped people in need,” he said in his video.

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