Klitschko: Return Rumors An “April Fools Joke”
Last week, Wladimir Klitschko was rumored to be the backup plan if Anthony Joshua decided to choose a late spring showdown at Madison Square Garden instead of April 13th at Wembley Stadium.
The former world heavyweight champion has put those rumors to bed, claiming any rumors of his return have been greatly exaggerated. ‘Recently many of you contacted me willing to see me making a comeback to the ring this April and I’m thankful to you all for that,’ he wrote in a statement on Twitter.
‘However, I need to call such speculation an early April fool’s day joke.’
I’m all about challenges in life and I do really feel that I “still got it”💪. Recently many of you contacted me willing to see me making a comeback to the ring this April and I’m thankful to y’all for that. However, I need to call such speculation an early April fool’s day joke
— Klitschko (@Klitschko) January 15, 2019
Whyte, who up until a few weeks ago was the favorite to face Joshua in April at Wembley, claims an initial offer was made by Joshua and Whyte’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, but the number was insulting.
“‘There has been a first offer but it is utterly ridiculous, a lot less than what I made for [Dereck] Chisora,” Whyte said to The Sun. “I think they only made the offer to cover themselves, they are not serious about it.
‘The offer is silly, I am a pay-per-view fighter now, I have worked my way up with nine wins since I boxed him, all won in spectacular fashion.
‘It is a childish offer, they know what I bring to the table, if he doesn’t get Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury then I am the only one who sells Wembley out.’
Whte added: ‘Klitschko won’t be coming back ever again after I’m done with him. That I can promise you.
‘I have trained alongside him and sparred him, I will knock him out if we ever fight.’
Initial Report: Daily Mail