It has now been confirmed that Russian heavyweight Alexander Povetkin has retired from boxing.
A former heavyweight champion, who challenged twice for the unified title.
An excellent fighter in his time.
One of his closest competitors, Dillian Whyte reacted to the news on Twitter by saying:
Class act response from Whyte.
The pair shared the ring on two occasions with Whyte ealier this year avenging his stoppage defeat with a stoppage win of his own:
(Hat tip DAZN YouTube)
Povetkin retires with a professional record of 36-3-1 (25 KO).
Also accumulating a tremendous amateur career that saw him capture Olympic Gold for Russia.
We wish him the best in retirement.
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