WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO has announced his immediate retirement from boxing.
Here, Press Association Sport explores the numbers behind the career one of the world’s finest ever heavyweights.
– The number of fights Klitschko had during his 21-year professional career.
– The number of victories he achieved throughout the course of those 69 fights.
– Olympic gold medal won, at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. He later sold his medal for one million US dollars, donating the proceeds to his charity, the Klitschko Foundation.
– The number of his professional victories that came via knockout.
– Rounds boxed.
– Professional defeats, by Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Lamon Brewster, Corrie Sanders and Ross Puritty. Fury was the only of those five to outpoint the Ukrainian.
– The number of world heavyweight title fights in which Klitschko was involved.
– The reported winning purse bid, in US dollars, for his 2013 defeat of Russia’s Alexander Povetkin.
– The number present at Wembley Stadium on April 29, and a post-war boxing record in the UK, for the fight with Joshua.
– The age at which Klitschko announced his retirement.
– The heavyweight twice reigned as world champion.
– He also went 11 years without defeat, between that by Brewster in 2004 and that in 2015 by Fury.
– Klitschko’s height, in centimetres, or 6ft 6in.
– Klitschko’s reach, in centimetres.
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