Klitschko distinguishes himself as one of the oldest boxers to fight for the world title.
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Wladimir Klitschko ruled the heavyweight scene with a steel glove for more than a decade, yet it was a defeat by Anthony Joshua which ensured the Ukrainian retired Thursday with the universal respect that eluded him for so long.Despite a 14-year age gap and fighting in front of a partisan 90,000 Wembley Stadium crowd, Klitschko produced arguably his best performance before being stopped in the 11th round of a sensational fight.Had he finished off a wobbling Joshua in the sixth round Klitschko would have become only the second fighter after George Foreman to win a recognized version of the world title as a 40-something.After teaming up with trainer Emanuel Steward, Klitschko became a far greater all-round fighter and went 11 years unbeaten before losing to Fury.
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