Wladimir Klitschko who last won a professional prize fight roughly two and a half ago against Bryant Jennings. Has officially called it a career and announced his retirement this week. The timing came as a bit of a surprise as Mr. Hayden Panettiere was close to signing a rematch with Anthony Joshua the man who stole his crown back in April.
If you run off Wlad’s best victories they just aren’t there, his best victories don’t exist. He has wins over Chris Byrd, and then who? Whats the best name on his resume Samuel Peter? David Haye, that’s a Cruiserweight? Rahman was already way past his prime, Calvin Brock? So after Chris Byrd. The best-primed fighters he has W’s over is Samuel Peter, David Have and Calvin Brock. He also has been knocked out by Corrie Saunders and Lamon Brewster.
Below in no particular order a list of heavyweights greater than Wladimir Klitchscko:
My Oldest son is turning 3 years old, with Floyd Mayweather coming back for one last fight that will count as an official fight against McGregor. and Wladimir retiring, it stands to reason that the two will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame on the same day. When I take my son to Canastota to see them inducted on that day, and and my son who will be 8, at that time, getting to the age where he is starting to understand the sweet science to a degree ( I was 8 first feel in love with boxing and saw Bowe/Holyfield I) looks up at me and says “Dad, Mayweather was great but he was boring wasn’t he?” I’ll respond, ” If you think Mayweather was boring? Wait till you get a load of Wladimir Klitschko son.”