Klitschko wanted to call Fury for a rematch in the spring. But waved his hand


Former heavyweight dominator Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 53 KOs) says he longed to take Tyson Fury to the “last dance” after the British WBC champion defeated Dillian Whyte in April. Moreover, the Ukrainian still dreams of a record return to the ring.

7 years ago, he almost sensationally lost in the most boring duel to Fury by decision. Tyson recently said that that victory over Klitschko was his curse. He says, “I lay and thought: now I will die.”

“Honestly, I thought I should just tag Fury and tweet: ‘Last dance?'” Klitschko said. “Because he wanted to retire and we were supposed to have a rematch, I thought about it all the time. But I didn’t because my mind was in a completely different world.”

The beginning of April, we recall, was remembered by the world with shots from Bucha and other territories of northern Ukraine liberated from Russian invaders. Vladimir then was clearly not up to training.

“But I really thought I should send him this,” he admitted.

George Foreman’s last successful IBF title defense took place at the age of 46 years and 102 days. Klitschko is now 46 years and 251 days old, so if he makes a comeback and wins some sort of world title, he will set the world record as the oldest heavyweight champion.

“It was all a dream before the war,”
spoke Klitschko in summer. – I had a dream to become the oldest heavyweight champion of the world. And to break in the ring is not someone’s jaw, but a record. But now there is a big question mark – what will happen next with the war? Many questions, we do not know what will happen tomorrow. So step by step.”