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.”