“Maybe I’ll break George Foreman’s record”- Wladimir Klitschko discusses comeback following Tyson Fury’s triumph


“Maybe I’ll break George Foreman’s record”- Wladimir Klitschko discusses comeback following Tyson Fury’s triumph

Wladimir Klitschko

Former boxing heavyweight champion and younger one of the Klitschko brothers, Wladimir Klitschko might bring his old days of dominance back into the ring. Klitschko, who retired from boxing in 2017 after an illustrious career spanning 21 years with 64 wins in 69 fights, is known for his victories over the likes of Kubrat Pulev, Francesco Pianeta, Alexander Povetkin, Tony Thompson, David Haye, Ray Mercer and many more.

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Vitali Klitschko Wladimir Klitschko
Vitali Klitschko- Wladimir Klitschko

Klitschko is now appointed into the Ukrainian army alongside his elder brother- former boxing heavyweight champion and mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko– to defend his birth nation of Ukraine from the Russian invasion. Many other Ukrainian boxers like Vasiliy Lomachenko and Oleksandr Usyk have also did their part by joining the forces.

Wladimir Klitschko will perhaps aim for becoming the oldest heavyweight champion

George Foreman- Wladimir Klitschko
George Foreman- Wladimir Klitschko

In an interview with BILD– a German media tabloidKlitschko reacted to the recent heavyweight boxing fight that took place in Wembley Stadium, England in front of 94,000 English men and women. In an all Brit war, undefeated Tyson Fury knocked out Dillian Whyte via knockout in the sixth round to unify the WBC heavyweight titles. Fury has now called it off to the world of boxing and seems he will be more open for those exhibition matches.

Klitschko also talked about the possibility of a comeback into competition inside the boxing ring. He said I’m delighted Tyson Fury won. I don’t want to promise anything big, but if the war in Ukraine will soon come to an end… If I’m in good shape, who knows? Maybe I’ll have this dream of breaking George Foreman’s record.”

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What do you make of Klitschko’s aspirations to come back to competition in the boxing ring? Klitschko is basically referring to the time when former heavyweight champion George Foreman became the champion of the world at the age of 45. Foreman left boxing at 28 to resume his career after 10 years, only to become the champion after 7 years! Do you think Klitschko can pull off a similar phenomenon?

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