Ended the career of Vladimir Klitschko said he was ready for new challenges

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotoannunci boxer Wladimir Klitschko. Archival photoEnded the career of Vladimir Klitschko said he was ready for new challenges© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

Ukrainian heavyweight boxer Vladimir Klitschko said that he feels the excitement in connection with the completion of a professional career, but stressed that he is ready to accept new challenges and trials that await him ahead.

On Thursday it was announced that the 41-year-old Klitschko, who during his career has owned the belt for the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO decided to retire from professional Boxing.

«At some point in life due to various circumstances we need or want to switch your active lifestyle and prepare for the next Chapter to the new challenges, challenges that will be faced. And I am no exception to the rule, now it’s my turn to do it,» said Klitschko in a video posted on his YouTube channel.

He noted that 27 years ago have made a better choice — choose the profession that became his life. «I began my journey in the sport. The selected path has opened up my world in the literal sense of the word. There are few countries on Earth where I have not been. I learned foreign players has created a business and intellectual property. I became a motivator, a hotelier, trainer, Manager, promoter, financier. Became the kind of person who wanted to be», — said Klitschko.

The athlete said that he was able to achieve a lot thanks to the worldwide popularity of sport, his talent in it and devoted fans.