People from all around the boxing world weigh-in with their views after the news of the Wladimir Klitschko retirement.
The world of boxing has seen quite a few retirement announcement in recent times with the likes of Robert Guerrero last week, along with Tim Bradley also mentioning that he is set to make his retirement official in the near future.
Now add Wladimir Klitschko to that list – as a new era for the sport continues to see former stars retire and new ones come to the forefront.
Klitschko has been perhaps one of the best ambassadors for the sport of boxing that one could have asked for.
Always dignified and carrying himself in a professional manner, Klitschko in many ways (for his attitude alone) embodies what old school heavyweight champions used to be about.
Guys that did their talking with their fists in the ring.
He has been earning plaudits and deserved praise all morning from the boxing world following the news that he is now finished with the sport for good:
— Matthew Sutton (@Matt_Sutton87) August 3, 2017
— Josh Perry © (@_Josh_Perry) August 3, 2017
— Leopold Hoesch (@leopoldhoesch) August 3, 2017
— Adam Santarossa (@adamsantarossa) August 3, 2017
— Klopp ? (@Klopp_for_kop) August 3, 2017
Fair play to wlad, right decision. Got more respect in his last defeat than he did for being undefeated in 10 years #Klitschko
— nathan adams (@Nay_Adams95) August 3, 2017
Boxing will never see a more professional, classy, yet devastatingly ruthless champion. A legend, simply! #Klitschko
— Jack Shanks (@ShanksJack) August 3, 2017
— Princess Willibobs (@CockneyWelshEm) August 3, 2017
— Marco_Schreyl (@Marco_Schreyl) August 3, 2017
— BOXING HQ (@boxing_hq) August 3, 2017
Right decision in the end , even though his last fight ended on a loss that fight could have gone either way #Klitschko
— seang (@seanygriff1) August 3, 2017
#Klitschko has retired – must’ve heard I was after him..
— iShinny™ (@TheShinn) August 3, 2017
Gutted him and his brother are two of my favourite boxers, you should go buy the movie #Klitschko now if you’ve never seen it. Great watch
— matthew jeffery (@magjtk421) August 3, 2017