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    Wladimir Klitschko will only agree to Anthony Joshua rematch on one condition – media Wladimir Klitschko has told Anthony Joshua he will only agree to a rematch if it is abroad, according to Britain's Mirror.
    UNIAN 04 July 2017

    Las Vegas is favorite to stage a second showdown and Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn claims former world heavyweight king Klitschko does not want to fight again in the UK after losing their Wembley spectacular, Mirror wrote.

    Hearn had reserved October 28 at Cardiff's Principality Stadium and will hold that date for Joshua's IBF mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev if the rematch falls through.

    Vegas is the front runner," said Hearn. "The next two weeks will settle it."

    "I believe Klitschko will do it if it's abroad, but I don't think he wants to box in Cardiff. I think he feels like he's done that."

    "He enjoyed it last time and he wants it to be a big event. I don't think a bit more money makes any difference to him."

    "It could be Vegas, it could be Nigeria, but the logistics are much more straight forward with Vegas."

    "If we don't fight him, it will be Pulev on October 28 in Cardiff."

    https://www.unian.info/world/2009704...ion-media.html

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      Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Klitschko Retires
      RADIO FREE EUROPE Aug 3, 2017

      Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has announced his retirement from boxing at age 41.

      "I never thought I'd have such a long and successful sporting career -- I thank you all from the bottom of my heart," Klitschko told his fans in an August 3 statement.

      The move comes after the Kazakhstan-born Ukrainian was knocked out in the 11th round by the current world champion, Britain's 27-year-old Anthony Joshua, in April.

      A proposed rematch against Joshua that was slated to be held in November will now not take place.

      Klitschko says: "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."

      Klitschko -- whose boxing brother Vitali is currently the mayor of Kyiv -- hangs up his gloves after compiling a record of 64 wins and five defeats.

      Klitschko, who was nicknamed Dr. Steelhammer for his punching power, won 53 of his fights by knockout or technical knockout (TKO).

      His professional career started after he won an Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Games in Atlanta. He held the majority of heavyweight boxing titles from 2006 until 2015, when he lost a decision to Britain's Tyson Fury. https://www.rferl.org/a/boxer-klitsc.../28656617.html

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