News | Oct 25 2016

EXCLUSIVE Wladimir Klitschko wants Anthony Joshua fight in early 2017

Wladimir Klitschko has only picked up a 'minor' injury
Wladimir Klitschko
Klitschko-interview  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO is eager to fight IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in the spring of next year after a proposed December 10 meeting fell through.

Reports emerged yesterday claiming Klitschko will not box in 2016 due to injury. His manager, Bernd Boente, has confirmed that the former heavyweight ruler will not fight for the rest of the year but disputed claims it was through injury.

He is still working with Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn to make the superfight, however they are waiting on the WBA to allow their vacant title to also be on the line.