News | Jun 25 2019

Wladimir Klitschko escapes at sea from flaming boat

Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has to be rescued on the high seas
Wladimir Klitschko

FORMER world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko was rescued by the Spanish coastguard after the chartered boat he was on caught fire on Monday morning.

Klitschko, who ended his professional boxing career after losing to Anthony Joshua in April 2017 but has been rumoured to be considering a comeback, revealed the incident happened while travelling from Ibiza to Mallorca.

He wrote on Twitter: “Our boat-trip Sunday night ended up in our boat #igniting and family & friends being evacuated by coast guard and fire rescue-team.”

Wladimir Klitschko
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