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Wladimir Klitschko happy to see Tyson Fury beat Dillian Whyte and teases boxing return to break George Foreman’s record as oldest heavyweight champion


Wladimir Klitschko says he was “delighted” that Tyson Fury beat Dillian Whyte at Wembley.

The Gypsy King knocked out Whyte in front of 94,000 people on Saturday to retain his WBC heavyweight title in the process.

Fury knocked down Whyte in the sixth round and remains the best heavyweight in the world
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Wladimir Klitschko happy to see Tyson Fury beat Dillian Whyte and teases boxing return to break George Foreman’s record as oldest heavyweight champion
Fury beat champion Klitschko in 2015 to cement his status as the best in the world
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Fury became world champion for the first time by defeating Klitschko in 2015 for the IBF, IBO, WBA (Super) and WBO heavyweight titles. Once he defeated Deontay Wilder for his WBC title, the undefeated Briton had the distinction of holding every heavyweight belt.

Klitschko, who is currently in his native Ukraine fighting the Russian invasion with his brother Vitali, suggested he could try getting back in the ring and challenging Fury once the conflict is over.

“I’m thrilled Tyson Fury won,” he said.

“I don’t want to promise anything big, but if the war in Ukraine is coming to an end soon… If I’m in good shape, who knows? Maybe I’ll dream of breaking George Foreman’s record.

The situation in Ukraine is very fluid, but an end to the fighting between the two countries does not seem imminent at the moment.

While both Klistchkos are former world champions, Wladimir is the younger brother and, at 46, he still has a chance to make history, but if he wants to break Foreman’s record, he won’t. won’t be long.


Wladimir Klitschko happy to see Tyson Fury beat Dillian Whyte and teases boxing return to break George Foreman’s record as oldest heavyweight champion
Foreman held the WBA and WBC titles in 1973/74 and held the WBA and IBF belts in 1994/95, becoming the oldest heavyweight champion of all time.
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Foreman was 46 years and 169 days old when he defeated Michael Moorer for the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles.

Klitschko turned 46 in March, so he has around 138 days to return to training, get a title shot and win a title from Fury or Oleksandr Usyk, which doesn’t seem likely.

As Klitschko looks to get back in the ring, Fury does the exact opposite. The 33-year-old said ahead of his title defense against Whyte that he would walk away from boxing regardless of the outcome and after his stunning winner, the champion maintained that stance.

“I’ve been in this game for 20 years, amateur and professional,” Fury said. “I will be 34 in a few months. I said Deontay Wilder’s third fight would be my last but I thought I owed one last comeback to the fans.

“Doing it here at Wembley was phenomenal. It’s definitely the end of the Gypsy King and I walked out with a bang.

“The fans are beautiful. I wouldn’t be anywhere with the fans – they are the best in the world.

“It’s the biggest stage in the world. It was amazing. But that’s the end.

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