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Sport Alexander Povetkin announces retirement at 41, blaming injuries

04:15  14 june  2021
04:15  14 june  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin has said he was retiring , citing lingering injuries that require treatment. The 41 -year-old was the 2004 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist. Alexander Povetkin is set to retire , with the Russia boxer blaming his injuries . The Russian was Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist back in 2004. He ends his career with 36 wins, including a stint as WBA world champion.

Alexander Povetkin , left, has retired from boxingCredit: Mark Robinson. Povetkin is going out on a defeat, after he was KO'd by Brit Dillian Whyte in their rematch in March. Six months earlier the 41 -year-old had upset the apple cart when he delivered a monstrous KO uppercut on Whyte to secure a But Povetkin contracted coronavirus in the months after that victory that set Whyte Part II back. When he did finally step back into the ring against the Bodysnatcher, Povetkin seemed all over the place and it was no surprise when he was flattened in the fourth. On his retirement , Povetkin told Russian

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Alexander Povetkin has revealed he is retiring, with the Russian boxer citing lingering injuries that require treatment.

The 41-year-old was the 2004 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist before turning professional. He held the World Boxing Association (WBA) world heavyweight title between 2011 and 2013.

Povetkin had 36 wins, three losses and one draw in his professional career, including 25 knockouts.

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'The years take their toll,' Povetkin said in a video posted on his Instagram account.


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Heavyweight Povetkin announces retirement . Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin said on Sunday he was retiring , citing lingering injuries that require treatment. The 41 -year-old was the 2004 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist before turning professional. He held the World Boxing Association (WBA) world heavyweight title between 2011 and 2013.

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin said on Sunday he was retiring , citing lingering injuries that require treatment. The 41 -year-old was the 2004 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist before turning professional. He held the World Boxing Association (WBA) world "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." Dillian Whyte of Britain knocked out Povetkin in March after the Russian emphatically beat him last August for the

'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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ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin said on Sunday he was retiring , citing lingering injuries that require treatment. The 41 -year-old was the 2004 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist before turning professional. He held the World Boxing Association (WBA) world Dillian Whyte of Britain knocked out Povetkin in March after the Russian emphatically beat him last August for the World Boxing Council (WBC) interim heavyweight title. Povetkin 's manager said this year he was concerned about the boxer's health and was trying to convince him to retire .

Former interim WBC heavyweight champion Russian Alexander Povetkin said he could return to the ring a few years after retiring , and on Sunday, 41 -year-old Povetkin announced his retirement . – Povetkin told reporters. “I wanted to win the world champion titles in different versions, but not everything is in our power. I had a good, interesting sports career. I have no regrets. It's hard to say who will be my heir in my weight” There are many good guys who can prove themselves, “added the Russian boxer.

Britain's Dillian Whyte knocked out Povetkin in March after the Russian emphatically beat him last August for the World Boxing Council (WBC) interim heavyweight title.

Povetkin's manager said this year he was concerned about the boxer's health and was trying to convince him to retire.

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