Former opponent Wladimir Klitschko reacts to Joshua fight this past weekend with Takam and fight fans are responding in their droves.
Not long ago it was Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko sharing the ring in a stadium for the heavyweight titles when the pair fought back in April at Wembley stadium.
Following the bout Klitschhko called time on his legendary career and retired from the sport.
But, he’s still been following the progress of his former rival and young champion Anthony Joshua and was a keen observer of last weekend’s event in Wales.
Speaking on social media today, Klitschko reacts to Joshua fight with Takam by saying:
Congrats Champ and keep on punching! pic.twitter.com/GNGIQfX9KW
— Klitschko (@Klitschko) October 30, 2017
A class act as always, Klitschko.
The fight fraternity are pleased with the Ukraine native’s sentiments who have been reacting in their numbers to it online already:
Class. If he can be half the champion you were, then he’s doing something right.
— Mikey (@AnalyseBoxing) October 30, 2017
That’s class from a champ! Respect
— M A R K (@SkillzThaBadman) October 30, 2017
Respect, you’re always classy, always a true gentleman! 👍
— Doreena Wess (@Doreena4Wess) October 30, 2017
Both true gents and ambassadors for the sport. Good luck with the retirement champ 🥊🥊
— Martin Acko (@moscowowls) October 30, 2017
Class act @Klitschko
— Faris Sibley (@FarisSibley1) October 30, 2017
Mr Klitschko you have class in abundance fella
— Gary Hicks (@ixi1382) October 30, 2017
You can’t buy class.. respect klitschko.
— Ryan (@0ldSkoolRulin) October 30, 2017
Top man @Klitschko pure class
— Paul (@paulmccoy__) October 30, 2017
The people have spoken, as they say.
For a stroll down memory lane of what was an epic fight between the two earlier this year, check it out right here: