It appears the sun might not have set for Dr. Steelhammer just yet.
Coming off the back of back-to-back defeats, all-time heavyweight great Wladimir Klitschko announced his retirement from the sport in 2017. Being a two-time and ten-year champion, Klitschko therefore had nothing left to prove in the sport. He might have something to prove to himself, however.
However, in a surprising development, the Ukrainian native is rumoured to be returning this year. This is all according to journalist Steve Bunce.
On the 5 Live Boxing Podcast, Bunce said:
“Wladimir Klitschko’s coming back, he’s gonna fight again and I’m hearing him linked with a big British heavyweight.
“It’s not Fury and it’s not Joshua, and I’m hearing that could be the fight that we see there” – Referring to the April 13th date that Eddie Hearn and Matchroom have reserved.
The natural answer would be Dillian Whyte.
Whyte came out earlier this week and confirmed that he was offered the April date, but turned it down the offer branding it “utterly ridiculous”. He went onto claim that the money was less than he earned for Derek Chisora rematch in December.
The bookies are as split as anyone on this match-up:
Not often you see two views so far apart.
— Tom Craze (@TomCraze) January 11, 2019
Are we going to see a heavyweight return the likes of which we haven’t seen since Foreman knocked out Michael Moorer in 1994? Who knows.
Boxing, funny old game isn’t it.