Klitschko Would Consider Fury-Joshua Rematches
Wladimir Klitschko dismissed rumors of a comeback earlier this month, as many believed he would come back to fight Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium.
The rumor came as negotiations with Anthony Joshua seemed at a stand still for the heavyweight contender, and Mike Coppinger of The Ring reported recently that Klitschko was negotiating with DAZN for a three fight deal that included rematches against Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, who both defeated the Ukrainian fighter.
Alexander Krassyuk, General Director of K2 Promotions’ told Sergey Dolbilov that a comeback may be possible, but not against Whyte.
“I read his post on social media where he dismisses the rumors of a potential matchup against Dillian Whyte. As for the return of Wladimir, I have not heard about a serious decision from his side, however, I admit there is no smoke without fire. Many people in boxing and in sports, including journalists, are watching closely and perhaps wish for a return from Wladimir’s side. Having analyzed the whole situation from a distance, it seems to me that we have a chance to see this comeback really happening,” said Krassyuk told the reporter.
“It makes no sense for him to fight Dillian Whyte, whom he knows very well, as the British fighter used to be a sparring partner of his for a long time.”
Fury and Joshua seem to be what perks up Klitschko’s ears, as Krassyuk believes a fight against both would bring Klitschko to the table.
“We do not need to think too hard to realize what kind of opponents could be interesting to him. We have two names on the table for sure. One of them is Tyson Fury, and the other is Anthony Joshua. Back then when Wladimir was set to have revenge against Fury [in 2015], the fight plans fell apart as Tyson had problems that ultimately led him leaving the dance floor. Later, he came back and now is having great success. My gut says this could be one of the potential fights [that motivates Klitschko to return to the ring].”
Quotes via Boxing Scene