Former World Heavyweight Champion, Alexander Povetkin, 41, announced in Russia his retirement from professional boxing.
“It was not very easy to make a decision like that, but it was made. The decision to end my sports career was because, after all, the years are making themselves felt. There are all kinds of injuries that need to be treated and the time has come to end my career, “he said. Povetkin at the press conference where he announced his retirement and whose video he posted on social networks.
The Russian fighter assured that he does not regret anything he did in his career above the ring and thanked all the support they have given him.
“I had a good and interesting race. I do not regret anything. In fact, all these years that I have been boxing, I was very happy that many people supported me and cared about me. And I really want to thank you all. This support was always felt, it was always appreciated and it always pushed me forward and still pushes me, ”he said. Povetkin.
Povetkin He made it clear that if it were for him, he would continue boxing, but everything has a beginning and an end.
“If I had the opportunity, I would box, but everything has its time,” he argued.
Povetkin He was a professional boxer since 2005 and accumulated a record of 36 wins, 3 losses and a draw.
He was the WBA World Heavyweight Champion, beating in 2011 Ruslan Chagaev.
Alexander Povetkin and the Covid-19
It should be remembered that in March of this year, Alexander Povetkin suffered a heavy defeat to Dillian whyte, after having contracted coronavirus.
The Russian commented that after contracting the virus a lot of care must be taken, and this greatly affected his training and fights.
”It will take time and I am not twenty years old anymore. I feel like I’m drunk, ”he argued.