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>> Wladimir Klitschko.>> Boxing's former heavy weight world champion, Wladimir Klitschko is hanging up his gloves. The 41 year-old Ukrainian, AKA Dr. Steelhammer, held the sport's highest title multiple times over his 27-year career. And last April, Klitschko came agonizingly close to being only the second man ever to earn the title past the age of 40, next to George Foreman.
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Trying to take the belt from Britain's Anthony Joshua, a man 14 years his junior. Gracious in defeat, it was only one of five loses he's ever had. He's won over 60. A legend in his home country, Ukraine's Prime Minister even congratulating his retirement on social media. Klitschko, who spends his time outside the ring as a businessman and philanthropist, announced his departure through his website.
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>> Because of this choice, I've traveled the world, learned new languages, created businesses, built intellectual properties, helped people in need. Became scientists, entrepreneur, motivator, hotelier, trainer, investor, and much else.>> In the ring, Klitschko had a reputation as a cautious and mechanical fighter, sometimes to the point of criticism.
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His older brother, Vitali, is another former heavyweight champ and the current mayor of Kiev. The brothers always refuse to fight each other.