I’ve still got it: Wladimir Klitschko hints at making a comeback in future

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017 | 0

Former heavyweight kingpin Wladimir Klitschko, who announced his retirement from professional boxing in August this year, has hinted he may make a comeback to the ring in the future.

Klitschko (64-5, 53 KOs) called a time on his career after suffering his first knockout defeat in 13 years, being stopped in the 11th round by Britain’s Anthony Joshua in April.

Although a rematch was announced soon after, Klitschko decided not to pursue the sport anymore.

However, as the Ukrainian powerhouse hit the gym for the first time in six months, he feels that he’s still got what it takes to compete at the biggest level.

“(I’ve) still got it. It’s my first boxing workout in almost a half a year out and you know what, I feel I’ve still got it,” the 41-year-old was quoted as saying by BoxingNews24.

Citing the example of George Foreman – former heavyweight world champion who relaunched his career at the age of 45 – Klitschko said: “Maybe I’ll wait a couple of years and say ‘I still got it’ and return like George Foreman did into his mid-40’s.

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