Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin mentioned on Sunday he was retiring, citing lingering accidents that require remedy. The 41-year-old was the 2004 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist earlier than turning skilled. He held the World Boxing Affiliation (WBA) world heavyweight title between 2011 and 2013.
Povetkin had 36 wins, three losses and one attract his skilled profession, together with 25 knockouts. “The years take their toll,” Povetkin mentioned in a video posted on his Instagram account. “I’ve every kind of accidents that also should be handled. The time has come for me to finish my profession.”
Dillian Whyte of Britain knocked out Povetkin in March after the Russian emphatically beat him final August for the World Boxing Council (WBC) interim heavyweight title. Povetkin’s supervisor mentioned this 12 months he was involved in regards to the boxer’s well being and was making an attempt to persuade him to retire.
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