Wladimir Klitschko rescued from yacht after fire

A fire on a yacht in the early hours of Monday morning led to Wladimir Klitschko and his family being rescued by emergency services.

Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has revealed he was rescued from a yacht in Mallorca on Monday after it caught fire.

The 43-year-old, who has a 64-5 record and last fought against Anthony Joshua, losing by technical knockout in 2017, had been holidaying in Spain.

Klitschko posted a video on Twitter with a caption that assured fans he and his friends and family were safe.

The coast guard and fire services had been called out at 3am on Monday morning after the roof of their boat set alight.

“Be careful what you wish for,” Klitschko wrote alongside the video.

“Fate took my wish for ‘some adrenalin’ a bit too literally and our boat trip Sunday night ended up in our boat igniting and family and friends being evacuated by coast guard and fire rescue team.

“No worries: we are all fine!”