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The Text Message Wladimir Klitschko Sent To Anthony Joshua

Nasir Jabbar

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The Text Message Wladimir Klitschko Sent To Anthony Joshua

Is a Wladimir Klitschko comeback on the cards?

Well, Eddie Hearn has dropped an interesting nugget about the former heavyweight king.

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Klitschko, 42, called time on his illustrious professional boxing career after suffering back-to-back defeats to Tyson Fury then Anthony Joshua.

He was dethroned by Fury before losing a unification to 'AJ'.

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But, it appears the Ukrainian powerhouse is eyeing up a sensational return to the heavyweight division.

Hearn talked up Joshua's opponent for April 13th, naming a bunch of potential fighters including Klitschko.

"Currently it's Deontay Wilder, that's what we want," he said.

"It might be Tyson Fury, it might be the winner of Whyte vs Chisora, it might be Oleksandr Usyk, it might be Jarrell Miller. Everything's in play.

"He [Klitschko] wants to come back," Joshua's promoter added.

"I think he text AJ and said: 'I wanna come back, I feel like I beat everybody in the division right now.'"

Interesting. Very interesting.

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Image: PA

Klitschko ruled the heavyweight division until he faced Fury, who boxed his head off on that famous night in Dusseldorf, Germany, to become WBA (super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight champion of the world.

Fury's documented decline led to Joshua's heavyweight dominance.

The 2012 Olympic champion picked up the IBF belt, then captured the WBA (Super) and IBO against Klitschko in a thrilling fire-fight at Wembley Stadium.

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Image: PA

Klitschko also has previous with Wilder - WBC holder - in the form of a high-profile spar. He reportedly dropped the American during a training camp.

Will Klitschko return to the ring? Watch this space.

Topics: Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Heavyweight, Eddie Hearn, Fight News, Deontay Wilder, Wladimir Klitschko

Nasir Jabbar
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