News | Jan 06 2015

EXCLUSIVE Wladimir Klitschko’s April 25 date in New York at risk

Bernd Boente discusses Bryant Jennings, Shannon Briggs and the Bermane Stiverne-Deontay Wilder winner as possible opponents for Wladimir Klitschko
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THE manager of world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, Bernd Boente, is still trying to find a suitable challenger to face the Ukrainian at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 25. Bryant Jennings, Shannon Briggs and even the Bermane Stiverne-Deontay Wilder winner have been rumoured, but if the right opponent cannot be finalised soon that date and location will be in jeopardy.

Unbeaten Philadelphian Jennings, 30, was the original target but an agreement between the parties has not been reached.

“At the moment we are far away from finalising anything,” Boente told Boxing News. “Bryant Jennings was the first choice. He was. But at the moment negotiations are stuck a little bit.”

 

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