Klitschko undecided about Joshua-rematch or retirement

May 11, 2017

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO will make a decision on his potential rematch with Anthony Joshua in June.

The Ukrainian’s manager has revealed Klitschko was down in the dumps after losing last month’s thrilling bout at Wembley Stadium.

Wladimir Klitschko will decide on a rematch with Anthony Joshua next month

Wladimir Klitschko will decide on a rematch with Anthony Joshua next month

And the heavyweight legend could even call it a day if he doesn’t feel up to the task again.

Klitschko came agonisingly close to beating British star AJ after flooring him in the sixth round.

However, the 41-year-old also hit the canvas himself and was eventually defeated by stoppage in the 11th.

 Panettiere is now an avid boxing fan
 Hayden Panettiere is now an avid boxing fan

Klitschko has a rematch clause in the original contract, with claims there’s a chance the rivalry could turn into a trilogy of fights.

But manager Bernd Boente insists fans must wait for a little bit longer before Klitschko makes his final decision.

Boente told Boxing News: “As you can imagine, he was absolutely disappointed after the fight in the locker room while we were all sitting together.

There have been claims the rivalry could turn into a trilogy of fights

There have been claims the rivalry could turn into a trilogy of fights

Wife Hayden Panettiere was ringside at Wembley last month

Wife Hayden Panettiere was ringside at Wembley last month

The couple have been engaged for the past three years

The couple have been engaged for the past three years

“Now he feels better, he’s on vacation in Florida with his wife and daughter, relaxing a little bit and he’ll make his decision very quickly when he gets back.

“At the latest the beginning of June, or maybe in between, what his next step will be. That next step could be the rematch or that he retires, but that’s up to him.

“He’s not that disappointed anymore, he knows that he made some mistakes but also knows that he could beat Anthony.

Klitschkos manager claims he could end up retiring

Klitschko’s manager claims he could end up retiring

Klitschko will weigh up his options for a little while longer

Klitschko will weigh up his options for a little while longer

Panettiere used to be appear in popular TV show 'Heroes'

Panettiere used to be appear in popular TV show ‘Heroes’

“He showed that. Two, three more punches in round six or even round seven and he would’ve been the winner.

“He knows that and he will discuss it with his coach and then I think the decision for him has to be, ‘Will I again go through three months of hard training to show up in the same condition as I did at Wembley, or will I not do it?’

“That is up to him and we’ll leave it to him and he’ll let us know.”

SOURCE: thesun.co.uk


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