Former Heavyweight World Champion Wladimir Klitschko Offered £60 Million To Come Out Of Retirement

Wladimir Klitschko has been offered a massive £60 million, three-fight deal by DAZN to come out of retirement.

His former promoter Tom Loeffler has confirmed the ex-unified heavyweight world champion has been approached to end his retirement.

Reports claim the 43-year-old has been tabled a contract worth £60 million by boxing's newest player, DAZN.

"He had such a good championship run, that a lot of people want to see him back in the ring," Loeffler said.

"A company is offering him a lot of money to come back. He's one of those brands that fans want to see him come back. I'd like to see him come back.

"I don't know whether he content with what he's accomplished in his career already. You know, his brother Vitali was in the Hall of Fame last year and is the Mayor of Kiev. And Wladimir has had one of the most storied championship runs.

"It will be his decision. If it makes sense, and he's been posting videos and photos showing the bug is still somewhere in the back of his head.

"He came so close when he knocked down Anthony Joshua (at Wembley Stadium in 2017).

"My personal opinion is I'd like to see him and Deontay Wilder."

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Image: PA

But the WBC kingpin isn't too keen on facing Klitschko.

"Na. We'll still have to see what he does, let him get back in and build him up," he commented.

"Look, Klitschko, when he fought [Anthony] Joshua, he was out for two years and he came back and lost the stuff so he got to build himself back up. He can only live off his name for so long. You get to the point where [you're no longer] that fighter that you used to be."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Klitschko hasn't fought since 2017 where he faced Anthony Joshua for the vacant WBA (super) and IBF heavyweight titles.

Will he lace-up a pair of boxing gloves, again? Let us know what you think.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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