Date: 3rd August 2017 at 9:56am
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Any hopes of seeing a re-match between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko have ended after the Ukrainian announced his retirement from the sport today.

The fight between Wlaimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua, at Wembley Stadium, in April is already being talked about as the fight of the year.

There were hopes that Wladimir would exercise the re-match clause in the original contract and go head-to-head with Joshua, in Las Vegas, in November.

But that is not now feasible with the Ukrainian, remarking about his retirement,

‘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.?

At 41-years-old and having been stopped, in the 11th round by Joshua, Wladimir obviously feels he?s done his bit for the sport.

In opting for retirement, Wladimir can leave the sport with his head held high and with his name being recognised as one of the great heavyweight champions of all time with a record that reads 64 wins with just 5 defeats.