Former WBA heavyweight champion of the world, Alexander Povetkin, has announced his retirement from boxing at the age of 41.
He was the 2004 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist before turning professional and held the World Boxing Association (WBA) world heavyweight title between 2011 and 2013 before losing to Wladimir Klitschko in a unifictaion bout.
Povetkin had 36 wins, three losses and one draw in his professional career, including 25 knockouts.
“The years take their toll,” Povetkin said in a video posted on his Instagram account. “I have all kinds of injuries that still need to be treated. The time has come for me to end my career.”
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