Vitali Klitschko Likely Has Only One Fight Left

By Mike Coppinger

LOS ANGELES -- It's hardly comes as a surprise, but K2 Promotions managing director Tom Loeffler told that Vitali Klitschko likely has just one fight left.

That fight will take place in 2014, but it's undetermined against whom, though it might be his mandatory WBC title defense against Bermane Stiverne.

Loeffler was on hand for the West Coast news conference to promote Gennady Golovkin's Nov. 2 bout against Curtis Stevens.

Klitschko (45-2, 41KOs) is 42 and has been battling injuries. Combined with his aspiration to be president of his native Ukraine, one farewell fight makes all the sense in the world.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JAB5239 on 09-08-2013

[QUOTE=Szef99;13721740]I bet you will apply for Ukrainian citizenship just to vote against Vitali.[/QUOTE] [FONT="Tahoma"][COLOR="Navy"] Why would I do that when I think he's a decent person? So far though his political career is almost as overrated as his boxing career.…

Comment by spytactics on 09-08-2013

[QUOTE=LacedUp;13718506]If it's not Haye, he might as well just retire. No need to fight yet another bum.[/QUOTE] NEWSFLASH: Haye is a bum!

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 09-08-2013

[QUOTE=Bon Scott;13721733]No I don't buy that.Stiverne has heart and earned his shot. Haye could very well beat Fury,I don't wanna see a loser fight VK over Stiverne.[B]Fury ducked Pulev,Haye ducked Chagaev[/B].these guys have no heart.[/QUOTE] Where are you getting this…

Comment by Szef on 09-08-2013

[QUOTE=JAB5239;13721391][COLOR="Navy"]Just retire already. Most are sick of the posturing and fighting of sub par opponents. It's to late to improve your resume enough to be considered great. Concentrate on the political thing. I have a hard time ever seeing him…

Comment by LacedUp'sDream on 09-08-2013

[QUOTE=House of Stone;13721553]not correct ... you can say what you will about why the fight didn't happen 4 or 5 years ago but lately there is only one side avoiding it. I'd rather see the winner of haye Fury fight…

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