Tag: World Heavyweight

Wladimir Klitschko retires and will not fight Anthony Joshua in rematch

Wladimir Klitschko retires and will not fight Anthony Joshua in rematch

Boxing
Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has retired from boxing - ruling out a rematch with Britain's Anthony Joshua. 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. "I would have never imagined that I would have such a long and incredibly successful boxing career," he added. Joshua must now face m...
Anthony Joshua stops Klitschko in 11th round

Anthony Joshua stops Klitschko in 11th round

Boxing
Anthony Joshua produced the performance of his career to add the WBA world heavyweight title to his IBF crown with an enthralling knockout win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium. A post-war record 90,000 fans at the national stadium were treated to a see-saw contest, Joshua dropping the former unified world champion in the fifth round, before being put down - for the first time in his 19-fight career - in the sixth. Both men looked in danger of being stopped over two rounds which will live long in the memory, before Joshua delivered the clinical blows in the 11th. The Briton landed a brutal uppercut which gave him the platform to send Klitschko down with an immediate flurry. The Ukrainian stood, was dropped by a left hook again moments later, then stood again, only fo...