Klitschko Will Continue to Fight After Rematch with Fury, Says Agent. Can he still compete?
September 22, 2016
According to his agent, Bernd Boente, 40 year old Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko’s (68-4) career will continue even after his rematch with Tyson Fury (25-0) on October 29th 2016.
“Wladimir will definitely go on and fight next year but we haven’t made any plans regarding opponents or anything, we are 100 per cent focusing on this fight and that’s it, but this will definitely not be his last fight,” Boente told Boxing News.
Klitschko was defeated by Fury last November by unanimous decision, and consequently lost the WBA (Super), WBO, IBF, IBO, The Ring and lineal heavyweight titles.
“We have the deal in place, but he likes to fight and as long as he puts in a good performance he’ll fight on. He will definitely not fight on for the next five years but he likes to fight, he still feels good and as long as his body is OK and his health, everything is fine. As I said before, we’re not making any plans about future opponents etc, the future is on October 29 in Manchester.”
Love him or hate him, Fury is always entertaining. Fury said to Klitschko at the pre-fight press conference this year, “What is the point practicing for 40 years if you can’t beat a fat man? Can I fight? Yes. Does it matter what a pit bull looks like? Does it f**k. Fat as a pig, 30 stone and I could beat you here and now.”
What do you think? Can Klitschko still compete at a high level or are his best days behind him? Can he beat Fury in their rematch?
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