Written by Lee Skavydis
The former WBO super-middleweight champion from Ireland was on a roll of making seven successful title defenses until Joe Calzaghe became the mandatory challenger. But Collins retired, citing the reason that a fight with the future Welsh Great wouldn’t generate enough money.
Not many people were impressed by the mundane boxing style of the Ukrainian, but he put in a courageous effort when he fought Anthony Joshua earlier this year in a fight that ended with Klitschko losing by a knockout in round 11. Matchroom’s promoter Eddie Hearn was on his way to securing a rematch, possibly to take place in Las Vegas, but Wladimir seemingly changed his mind and told the public that he was moving on to a new career without going into too much detail.