Wladimir Klitschko wants to break a heavyweight record held by George Foreman.
On November 5, 1994, George Foreman became a world champion again at the age of 45-years-old and 299 days. In front of 12,000 fans at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas the fighting preacher knocked out Michael Moorer in round 10 to become the oldest heavyweight champion.
Despite having been retired five years Klitschko has dreams and hopes of returning to the ring to take Foreman’s piece of boxing history.
“If I’m in good shape, who knows, maybe I’ll have this dream of breaking George Foreman’s record. That motivates me to get up every day and do sports. Everyone has their own motivation,” ‘Dr Steelhammer’ told SportBild.
The 46-year-old is still in Ukraine with his brother and fellow former world heavyweight champion Vitali as they continue to play their part in the battle against Russia’s invasion.
“I also learned that despite the war, you shouldn’t forget life,” said Wladimir who remarked on Tyson Fury’s latest win at the weekend.
“Sport is part of my life. I’m delighted that Tyson Fury won. Who knows, I don’t want to promise anything big here, but if I’m in good shape and, above all, that the war in Ukraine will soon come to an end, and that our Borders exist without any invasion coming from Russia, then in the end who knows?”
Wladimir’s last fight came at Wembley Stadium in a modern heavyweight classic against then champion Anthony Joshua in April 2017. It had been two years since Klitschko had lost his belts to Fury and came back to fight ‘AJ’. The Brit was down in the sixth round before stopping the former heavyweight ruler in the 11th. The Ukrainian insists he isn’t coming back for one specific fight.
“I don’t want to break a jaw; I want to break a record. I said that before the war. And during the war it’s about peace in Ukraine and when peace comes, we’ll talk about it again.”