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Ex-heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko announces retirement

Aug 03, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Klitschko who reigned atop the heavyweight division for nearly a decade has retired at age 41

RETIREMENT. Wladimir Klitschko won't pursue a rematch with Anthony Joshua, deciding instead to announce his retirement. File photo by Christian Charisius/DPA/AFP

Joshua climbs off the canvas to stop Klitschko in heavyweight classic

Apr 30, 2017 - 5:59 AM

Anthony Joshua shows his heart and power knocking down Wladimir Klitschko 3 times before the referee stops the fight

AND STILL. Anthony Joshua survived a sixth round knockdown to come back and stop Wladimir Klitschko. File photo by Sean Dempsey/EPA

Joshua retains heavyweight title by knockout, targets Klitschko

Dec 11, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Anthony Joshua blasts out Eric Molina with a brutal display of power in round 3

RETAINED TITLE. After knocking out Eric Molina, Anthony Joshua is looking to step way up in class with a fight against former heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Tyson Fury vacates heavyweight title to focus on 'recovery'

Oct 13, 2016 - 12:52 PM

Tyson Fury has admitted to taking cocaine to deal with depression and was set to be stripped for cancelling two rematches with Wladimir Klitschko

VACATED. "I won the titles in the ring and I believe that they should be lost in the ring, but I'm unable to defend at this time," said Tyson Fury. File photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP

Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury retires in profane tweet, immediately unretires

Oct 04, 2016 - 12:55 AM

Tyson Fury has not remained quiet amid reports that he tested positive for cocaine during an out of competition test

'TYSON MONTANA' RETURNS. The heavyweight champ has done virtually everything since winning the title - except for fight. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Heavyweight champ Fury says he hates boxing, shows off belly

Apr 28, 2016 - 12:31 PM

It is an absolute disgrace to call me an athlete says Tyson Fury as he showed off his soft physique at a press conference for his rematch against Wladimir Klitschko

HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP. Tyson Fury isn't shy about his less-than-impressive physique. Photo by Phil Richards/EPA

Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury plays ring card boy for cousin's fight

Mar 27, 2016 - 8:49 AM

Fury puts the ring card girls to shame strutting his goods in between rounds at his cousin Hughie s fight

RING CARD CHAMP. Tyson Fury is the undisputed heavyweight champion of ring card girls. File photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Bradley may KO Pacquiao in third fight, says Klitschko's trainer Banks

Feb 04, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Johnathan Banks the head trainer for former heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko is surprised Pacquiao is the favorite heading into their third fight

ONE MORE TIME. Manny Pacquiao is a heavy favorite to beat Timothy Bradley despite having not fought in nearly a year. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury faces police scrutiny over homophobic comments

Dec 09, 2015 - 10:59 AM

The newly crowned heavyweight champion has attracted controversy after likening homosexuality to pedophilia

CONTROVERSIAL. Over 105,000 people have signed a petition calling for Tyson Fury's removal from the shortlist for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. Photo by Rolf Vennenbernd/EPA

New heavyweight champ Tyson Fury prefers simple travel to jetsetting

Dec 02, 2015 - 2:18 PM

Tyson Fury stayed true to his Irish traveller roots with a 20 hour journey home by car and ferry after his shock win over Wladimir Klitschko

NEW CHAMP. Tyson Fury isn't changing his humble lifestyle overnight despite winning the heavyweight title. Photo by Rolf Vennenbernd/EPA

Boxing: Fury reveals water plan to beat drug fears

Dec 01, 2015 - 11:56 AM

Fury reveals he refused to drink water on fight night against Klitschko unless he had bought it himself

NEW CHAMP. Tyson Fury (left) fights Vladimir Klitschko and goes on to become the new heavyweight world champion after defeating the long-reigning Klitschko via unanimous decision. Photo by Rolf Vennenbernd/EPA

Tyson Fury vows to be 'most charismatic' heavyweight champ since Ali

Nov 29, 2015 - 2:28 PM

This is that start of a new era Tyson Fury said after upsetting Wladimir Klitschko for the heavyweight championship

AND THE NEW. Tyson Fury's entertaining tactics extended into the ring, as he held his hands behind his back against Wladimir Klitschko several times to mock him. Photo by Rolf Vennenbernd/EPA

WATCH: Tyson Fury sings 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' after winning heavyweight title

Nov 29, 2015 - 8:09 AM

Tyson Fury s rendition of I Don t Want to Miss a Thing was one of the most unusual moments in heavyweight boxing history

KARAOKE KING. Tyson Fury made Wladimir Klitschko uncomfortable with more than just his punches. Photo by Rolf Vennenbernd/EPA

Tyson Fury shocks Wladimir Klitschko to win heavyweight title

Nov 29, 2015 - 7:39 AM

Wladimir Klitschko s 9 year reign atop the heavyweight division is over as England s Tyson Fury wins a unanimous decision in Germany

AND THE NEW. British giant Tyson Fury (R) told everyone who would listen that he'd defeat Wladimir Klitschko (L). He made believers out of the detractors in Germany with a unanimous decision win. Photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP

'Batman' Fury must prove he's no joker against heavyweight champ Klitschko

Nov 27, 2015 - 1:43 PM

Tyson Fury will have to back up his taunts against Wladimir Klitschko the heavyweight champion who hasn t lost in 11 years

BIG TALK. Tyson Fury (R) has called havyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko every name under the sun, but none of that talk will matter when the bell rings. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Boxing: Tyson Fury plans 'chaos' for heavyweight champ Klitschko

Oct 28, 2015 - 4:16 AM

Unbeaten British challenger says he ll give heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko his first loss in 11 years then sing a duet with Rod Stewart

HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN. Long-time champion Wladimir Klitschko (L) isn't amused by the antics of undefeated challenger Tyson Fury (R). Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Wilder dethrones Stiverne, wins portion of heavyweight crown

Jan 18, 2015 - 3:49 PM

Deontay Wilder became the first American boxer in nearly a decade to win a portion of the heavyweight title winning a decision over Bermane Stiverne to take the WBC title

'BRONZE' WINS GOLD. Deontay Wilder lands a right hand on Bermane Stiverne's face en route to winning the WBC heavyweight title. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

'Unbeatable' Klitschko improving with age, says brother

Nov 17, 2014 - 4:20 PM

I don t see anyone in the world who can beat him Age is just making him stronger said Wladimir s brother Vitali

BETTER WITH AGE. Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine (left) continues to be dominant at 38 years old. Photo by Christian Charisius/EPA

Wladimir Klitschko KOs Pulev, retains heavyweight championship

Nov 16, 2014 - 12:24 PM

Wladimir Klitschko earned the 17th defense of his world heavyweight crown with a fifth round knockout of Kubrat Pulev

KNOCK OUT. Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine looks on as the referee checks a knocked out Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria. Photo by Christian Charisius/EPA

Klitschko inches towards Louis' heavyweight title defense record

Nov 14, 2014 - 11:18 AM

Wladimir Klitschko has been heavyweight champion for eight years and is looking to extend his streak against unbeaten Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev

Wladimir Klitschko has held at least a portion of the heavyweight title since 2008. Photo by Christian Charisius/DPA/AFP

WATCH: Heavyweight champ Klitschko, contender Briggs in restaurant melee

Aug 02, 2014 - 4:24 PM

The list of things Shannon Briggs will not do to get a shot at heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is growing smaller by the day

HEAVYWEIGHT DRAMA. Shannon Briggs (R) is restrained by former heavyweight champion Michael Moorer as heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko and trainer Johnathan Banks look on. Screen shot from FightNews video

Stiverne KOs Arreola to win WBC heavyweight belt

May 11, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Bermane Stivern stopped Chris Arreola in 6 rounds to become the first fighter in years not named Klitschko to grab a share of the heavyweight crown

HEAVYWEIGHT DREAM. Bermane Stiverne lands a jab on Chris Arreola's face. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Heavyweight champ Klitschko brushes off 'whiner, softie' jibes

Apr 24, 2014 - 7:43 AM

Of course I m a softie and a whiner didn t you know that already? joked Wladimir Klitschko ahead of his heavyweight title defense against Australia s Alex Leapai

DON’T DOUBT THE CLOUT. Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko sits behind his belts at a press conference in Germany on Tuesday, April 22. Photo by Matthias Balk/EPA

Charr calls out Haye for Syria benefit bout

Mar 30, 2013 - 2:46 PM

Manuel Charr has vowed to donate half his purse to the Syrian peace process if David Haye will face him in the ring

Boxing: Klitschko defeats Wach in heavyweight fight

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:29 PM

World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko successfully defended his IBF WBA and WBO titles on Saturday November 10 with a unanimous points victory over Polish challenger Mariusz Wach

DOMINANT WIN. World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko successfully defended his IBF, WBA and WBO titles on Saturday, November 10 with a unanimous points victory over Polish challenger Mariusz Wach. AFP.

Boxing: Legendary trainer Emanuel Steward dead at 68

Oct 26, 2012 - 12:55 AM

Detroit boxing icon Emanuel “Manny” Steward passed away Thursday October 25 after reportedly suffering from a serious stomach illness He was 68 years old