Wladimir Klitschko on coming out of retirement: ‘Never say never’

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 | 0

In 2017, Wladimir Klitschko said he might make a comeback a couple of years down the line.

Almost a year on, the Ukrainian boxing legend doesn’t deny coming out of retirement but reckons the wouldn’t be as a boxer.

“You never say never. Things can change. People often switch careers during their lifetimes,” the 41-year-old told DW in an exclusive interview.

“Maybe if I feel the time is right to help a certain charity, I’ll get back in the ring,” he added.

However, Klitschko, who called a time on his illustrious career after losing to Britain’s Anthony Joshua in a blockbuster fight in April last year, insisted that he has achieved everything he could ever since he took up the sport.

“I had great times in the 27 years I spent in the sport. I learned a lot and I traveled a lot, which was my goal when I first started boxing.

“I have achieved what I never dreamed of; I’ve done and experienced things that I had never even thought about. I’ve learned that when some doors close, others open. It’s all life experience and sport really is amazing.”

Meanwhile, Klitschko has been taking care of his foundation in Kiev that, he said, helps over half-a-million kids at present. He also revealed that he’s been lecturing at a Switzerland University.

‘Dr Steelhammer’ is a nice guy, no?

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