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Wladimir Klitschko having boxing break for family

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Wladimir Klitschko having boxing break for family

Wladimir Klitschko is going to take a short break from boxing to spend time with his fiancée Hayden Panettiere and their baby.

The 39-year-old boxer successfully defended his world heavyweight title at the weekend against 30-year-old Bryant Jennings and after getting another win on his record he revealed he's going to enjoy a well-deserved rest and spend some time with the actress and their four-month-old daughter Kaya.

Speaking to website BehindTheGloves.com after the bout, Wladimir said: "I've got used to fighting and then relaxing after the fight and obviously I'm going to take some time off from boxing and just enjoy my family, I've been missing them during the camp. And then I'm going to get ready for the next match."

The Ukrainian pugilist was cheered on at the bout by Hayden, 25, who was sitting ringside at Madison Square Garden in new York City.

The 'Nashville' star was seen shouting and cheering on her man as he pummelled Bryant on his way to a points victory.

Once the decision had been announced in Wladimir's favour Hayden was seen waving the Ukraine flag in celebration.

Before the bout began, the blonde beauty chatted to her friend, legendary 82-year-old music producer Quincy Jones, while fight fan Bruce Willis was also in attendance with his wife Emma Heming.

Wladimir has previously admitted the arrival of little Kaya has had a profound effect on his life.

He said: "It has changed my life completely. I'm so happy to have Hayden in my life. She's the best mom I could even imagine. She's a true, amazing mom ... I think [having] children is something that connects you until the end of your days no matter what. And I think that, Kaya, our daughter, has connected us forever."