Wladimir Klitscho retires from boxing following two straight losses against Tyson Fury in 2015 and his latest defeat against Anthony Joshua on March 2017. Klitscho also turned down Anthony Joshua rematch set for November 11 at T-Mobile Arena is Las Vegas.
“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.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 said.
41- year old Wladimir Klitscho ends his brilliant 27 year career as a professional boxer.
Ukrain’s Klitscho is a two-time former world heavyweight champion, having held the WBA (Super), IBF and WBO ,IBO, Ring magazine, and lineal titles. He is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time with his older brother Vitali Klitscho as they dominated heavyweight division for long time when they are both active. They have combined 109 wins and they knocked out 94 of their opponents/
Wladimir Klitscho also holds the record of second-longest reigning heavyweight champion of all time, and has the second-most successful title defenses total of any heavyweight boxer. Wladimir is also an Olympic gold medalist as he represented Ukraine represented at the 1996 Olympics.
Muhammad Ali, the greatest world heavyweight, has died. He was 74. He died from respiratory complications, reports NBC News. He suffered from Parkinson’s disease. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s syndrome (a similar condition often caused by trauma to the head) in 1984, but was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease proper when his conditions persisted.
He was hospitalised in Phoenix, Arizona, with respiratory problems earlier this week, and his family gathered around him. He died on Friday night, according to a statement from the family. Ali’s family said his funeral would be held in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, and thanked the public for their outpouring of support.
The long reign of the second longest heavyweight champion has come to an end.
Wladimir Klitschko was on a “22” winning streak and a champion for 9 years.
However Klitschko had to surrender the belt after taking the “Fists of fury”.
Nov 29, 2015 in front of 55,000 fans inside the Espirit Arena in Germany.
Tyson Fury; 28yr old with a clean record of 25-18-0 Pulled of the upset win with a “ NON HEAVYWEIGHT “ style of boxing.
In this fight Fury moves like a lower weight boxer, he was showing off his head movement and mobility which you won’t normally see in majority of heavy weight boxers now a days.
The new Heavy weight champion is not only fun to watch on video fight promotions but also inside the ring.
It’s amazing how a 6’9 guy over 250 Ibs can move around quickly like a middle weight.
Fury’s mobility was the winning factor in this fight; his head movements and the switching from Orthodox to Southpaw were really brilliant and fun to watch.
Wladimir Klitschko couldn’t land a solid punch except in the 5th round.
On the other hand, Tyson Fury takes advantage of his 4 in” reach advantage connecting stiff jabs and finally landed an overhand right in the 9th round.
Tyson Fury outpointed his opponent Wladimir Klitschko 115-112, 115-112, 116-111 to take home the belt via unanimous decision.
The icing on the cake was Fury’s singing performance after his win.
Fury sings ” I dont want to miss a thing ” by Aerosmith.
Certainly fun to watch! is he the youngblood that could put the heavyweight division back on the map?
33 year old Gerald Washington
Gerald Washing unbeaten in 16 fights with 11 Ko’s will go up against an older but more experienced Amir Monsour(22 wins 1L with 16 KO) a boxer that started since 1997 but hasnt had the chance to go up. This is good opportunity for both to step a little bit closer for a shot at the title. The window is quite slim for Monsour since he is already 44 years old. Expect that both fighters will give it their all.
Here is a highlight for Gerald Washing with a KO victory over Travis Walker: