News | Aug 03 2017

Wladimir Klitschko retirement ends prospect of Anthony Joshua rematch

Anthony Joshua likely to fight mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev next
Anthony Joshua
anthony joshua  |  Paul Macleod

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO has announced his immediate retirement from boxing.

The 41-year-old former world heavyweight champion had been considering a lucrative rematch with Anthony Joshua but instead will bow out on April’s dramatic defeat by the IBF and WBA champion.

Joshua is likely to instead fight mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, of Bulgaria, while Klitschko ensures his legacy remains in tact as one of the finest heavyweights in history.