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 Last update:  10/15/2008       Read more by Mark Vester            &
Vitali Klitschko Only Interested in Lennox Lewis, Valuev
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By Mark Vester

During a press conference held earlier today in Ukraine, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko refused to give an definite answer on whether or not he will continue with his boxing career.

"Whether or not I am going to continue my sports career - I am not ready to give a definite answer. There must be a motivation in any business, a motivation for further fights," Klitschko said.

The WBC has ordered him to face mandatory Juan Carlos Gomez within 90-days, but he doesn't appear to be interested in facing him. He said opponents like Gomez and David Haye do not motivate him enough. There are two fights that would motivate him, a rematch with Lennox Lewis and a fight with seven-foot WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev.

"If I defend the title, these fights must cause a drive, give motivation to prove that you are the strongest," Klitschko. "If Lennox Lewis makes this decision [to fight], with all of my pleasure I will give this opportunity to Lewis, to myself, and millions of spectators, to give an answer to this question," Klitschko said.

"There is only one belt left, which is with Nikolai Valuev. I think a fight against Valuev could be the only interesting one, apart from the fight against Lewis."

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comment by boxingfan405, on 10-17-2008
he can take out both of them

comment by Brunswick Assassin, on 10-17-2008
[QUOTE=BL1970]If Lennox kicked Vitali's ass, why not fight him again for big money and kick his ass again? Enquiring minds would like to know.[/QUOTE] He stopped him, plain and simple! It wasn't a controversial decision or DSQ. Klitchko looked like Arnie in Terminator towards the end when his ...

comment by Brunswick Assassin, on 10-17-2008
[QUOTE=edgarg]Stop talking such nonsensical hyperbole. He had an eyebrow cut, which looked bad because the camera made sure that we saw it in CLOSEUP all the time, and it was under control at the end of the 3rd round, before the 4th rd started, and didn't bother him at all. He won the last 2 rds ...

comment by edgarg, on 10-17-2008
[QUOTE=Stickman]I dont' think the eye itself was in danger either, but there are muscles and nerves that run through the eyebrow that can be damaged if they don't have something over them to protect them (skin, flesh, fatty tissues). It wouldn't do him any good to have a perfectly functioning eye...

comment by edgarg, on 10-17-2008
[QUOTE=Jim Jeffries]Probably has something to do with the crap Lennox talked after the fight. He acted like he won all 6 rounds, instead of just 2, and acted like Vitali was just a bum, who wasn't ever in the fight and who didn't hurt him once.[/QUOTE] Yes you're right, and Lewis carried on that ...

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