BREAKING NEWS: Wladimir Klitschko retires from boxing after turning down a rematch with Anthony Joshua

Wladimir Klitschko has retired from boxing, crashing Anthony Joshua's hopes of a Las Vegas rematch.He says he wants to take on another career .
The rematch had been scheduled for November 11 in Sin City after the Ukrainian lost to Joshua at Wembley in April.






Klitschko confirmed the news with a statement on his website which reads

"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."

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