Never say never – Klitschko responds to comeback rumours

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Wladimir Klitschko retired after being knocked out by Anthony Joshua in 2017 but he did not demur when asked about a comeback.

Former heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko refused to rule out a return to the ring amid rumours he could be set for a sensational comeback.

Klitschko dominated the division for the best part of a decade before surprisingly losing his IBF, WBA and WBO belts to Tyson Fury in November 2015.

The Ukrainian failed to reclaim them from Anthony Joshua in a sensational fight at Wembley in April 2017, which saw him stopped in the 11th round after sending his opponent to the canvas in the sixth.

Reports in Germany have linked the 43-year-old with a potential three-bout comeback and Klitschko did little to quash the speculation.

“You never say never,” he told SID.

“My status has not changed so far. There are always rumours and I take them as a compliment.

“It’s nice if the fans really want to see that. I’m pleased the community and the sport miss me.”

 

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