Wladimir Klitschko has revealed his shocking plans to become the oldest heavyweight champion in boxing history. Klitschko last fought against Anthony Joshua in 2017 and has not stepped into the ring since then. Wladimir has been one of the best boxers in the Heavyweight category and has been the world heavyweight champion boxing. Wladimir held the world heavyweight championship twice, including the unified WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles.
He has a professional record of 64 wins and 5 losses and has been in the sport for 21 years. Wladimir has fought fighters like Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, and Chris Byrd. Wladimir is a Ukrainian fighter and is currently serving in the Ukrainian army alongside his brother Vitali Klitschko against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
In his recent interview, Klitschko talked about his home country and the war they are in. While talking with Piers Morgan on TalkTV, Klitschko revealed Russia has been committing various atrocities in Ukraine and claimed that he has seen the war crimes with his own eyes.
Wladimir, in the interview, said: “I was in Bucha, I saw it with my own eyes. All the civilians that had been tortured, with their hands tied behind their backs, with a shot in the head, executed. There are so many children that have been suffering, killed or injured up to 1000 children, we can’t give exact numbers as the numbers are still going up and counting.“
Klitschko also urged for a ban on all Russian athletes and asked the IOC to act now. Wladimir said: “The IOC should ban the Russian team now, the war is going on. They cannot participate in any Olympic Games, they cannot participate in any Olympic events because this war is represented by Russia. It’s going to be painful for athletes, for the economy, it’s going to be painful for anyone and everybody involved with Russia.”
‘Last dance?’- Wladimir Klitschko talks about fighting Tyson Fury and becoming the Oldest heavyweight champion
Wladimir Klitschko also revealed that he was planning to call out Tyson Fury for one last fight so that he can have his revenge against him. Tyson recently defeated Dillian Whyte and announced his retirement from boxing. Wladimir Klitschko said that since Tyson was considering retiring, one last fight between them could have been great.
Wladimir, in his interview, said: “I was thinking I should just text Tyson Fury and tweet, ‘Last dance?’ He wants to retire. We were supposed to have this rematch, and that’s what I was thinking about it. You know, I didn’t do it because my mind was in a totally different world.” According to Wladimir, both fighters were supposed to have a rematch but the war spoiled the plans.
Wladimir Klitschko also talked about his sporting legacy and said he could have become the world’s oldest heavyweight champion. The record is currently in the name of George Foreman, who became the oldest heavyweight champion at 45. Wladimir said: “I had a dream to become the oldest heavyweight champion of the world … But we were talking about something that was happening before and now there’s a big question mark.”