The former world champion and sports star, Wladimir Klitschko has officially announced he is retiring from boxing. The announcement came on Thursday, despite reports that he may continue boxing.
He was rumored to be thinking about a possible match between himself and Anthony Joshua in the coming months. Joshua had previously knocked out Klitschko last April, according to reports.
“I deliberately took a few weeks to make my decision, to make sure I had enough distance from the fight at Wembley Stadium. As an amateur and a professional boxer, I have achieved everything I dreamed of, and now I want to start my second career after sports,” Klitschko said in a statement.
He went on to thank all the people in his life who have always been there for him and supported him through his career. Many people don’t realize that he is engaged to Hayden Panettiere as well.
“I would have never imagined that I would have such a long and incredibly successful boxing career. I’m very thankful for this. Thanks to everyone who has always supported me. Especially my family, my team and my many fans.”
Klitschko and his fiancé, Hayden, are the proud parents of a 2-year-old daughter. Her name is Kara. The couple has recently shared cute photos of her on social media.
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