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Anthony Joshua On Whether Klitschko Should Retire

Published On June 4, 2017 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on whether Wladimir Klitschko should call it a day or not following their fight in April.

Anthony Joshua is currently on the lookout for his next opponent after the biggest win of his still relatively short professional career thus far.

A stoppage win last April over former long-time champion Wladimir Klitschko made him the first man to beat Klitschko inside the distance since 2004 – when Lamont Brewster achieved the feat at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

There is a rematch clause that Klitschko can activate with Joshua if he chooses to later in 2017, but as of yet no word on whether he will or not has been released from him or his team.

He’s currently mulling things over following what was no doubt a gruelling training camp, as well as a fight in the end.

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Klitschko came in probably in the best shape of his career in recent times for the fight with his weight well down at the weigh-in beforehand.

Whether he has the appetite or motivation at this stage of his career to put himself through all that again, against realistically, a younger fighter who will only be even better next time (if) they fight again, is questionable.

Klitschko has¬†achieved pretty much everything a heavyweight can now. It’s hard to see him getting better at this stage of his career, too.

Speaking about whether or not he should retire – here’s Anthony Joshua touching on the subject (hat tip to the Boxing Round Up YouTube channel):

Anthony Joshua on whether Klitschko should retire

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