Klitschko Offered £60 Million for Comeback
The potential of a Wladimir Klitschko comeback has now intensified, as the former longtime heavyweight king has been offered £60 million by DAZN to return to the ring.
Klitschko, who dominated the heavyweight scene in the 2000s and this decade, was originally offered £30 million for a comeback last year, but he opted to remain retired. Klitschko last fought in April 2017, getting stopped by Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium in a fight for the then-vacant WBA and IBO titles and Joshua’s IBF title.
The deal would be for three fights and could possibly include a bout with Dillian Whyte, who has been trying to find an opponent after negotiations with Joshua and his team for a title fight failed.
Klitschko denied making a comeback earlier this year, stating, “If my status changes as a box-retiree, then I’ll talk about it but so far, but everything remains the same.”
Back in January, however, Whyte expressed his feeling Klitschko would come back and said an offer for him was on the table.
“He’s definitely coming back, 100 percent,” he said. “He’s a smart man, he knows how to play the media and control stuff. He does what he does and did it for years. George Foreman did it and he thinks he wants to come back and do it too. Klitschko is all about legacy, not about money. It’s about cementing a legacy.
If he comes back and loses, so what? If he wins, then great.
Original Story: Irish Mirrior