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Klitschko hangs up his gloves as one of the all-time greats of the ring after a nine-and-a-half year reign as heavyweight champion.
IT increasingly looks like the crisis that has engulfed the International Boxing Association (AIBA) is set to intensify over the coming days.
Indian boxers packed quite a heavy punch at the 48th Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem, clinching five gold, two silver and one bronze medal at the event in the Czech Republic.
Golovkin will also risk his World Boxing Council crown, but it would become vacant should he lose in the September 16 showdown at Las Vegas.
Former Commonwealth Games gold- medallist Manoj Kumar (69kg), along with two other Indians, advanced to the finals of the Grand Prix Usti Nad Labem boxing tournament.
Sports administrations have been engulfed in controversies that have threatened to shake the very foundations of integrity and fair play, the world boxing body being the latest addition to the list.
Shiva Thapa defeated local favourite Erik Huleiv in a unanimous verdict to enter the last-four stage last night.
Redemption of sorts for sport in the country as AIBA grants right to host World Championships
India has never conducted the men's World Championship but has played host to the 2006 women's mega-event.
Manoj Kumar was inducted in the executive council of Boxing Federation of India last December, the move was welcomed.
The in-house facilities include a 16 by 20 feet practice ring, state-of-the-art training stations like the BoxMaster and imported training and CrossFit equipment from global brands.
Horn stunned the Filipino legend, who has won world titles in an unprecedented eight weight divisions, with his ultra-aggressiveness to earn a unanimous 12-round decision.
The World Boxing Organization has said it will review the scoring of the Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn welterweight title bout.
World Youth champion boxer Sachin Siwach, along with two others, advanced to the semifinals, rounding off a good day for India.
Eight-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao briefly retired from boxing last year to pursue his long-held political ambitions and was elected senator.
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