V. Klitschko Still Feels Valuev Fight Would Be Interesting

By Ruslan Chikov

The fight never happened, despite detailed negotiations, and we may never see them fight. WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (43-2, 40KOs) and the seven-foot 'Russian Giant' Nikolai Valuev (50-2, 34KOs) were destined to go their separate ways.

Valuev has not fought since losing a twelve round decision, and his WBA title, to David Haye in 2009. Since the loss to Haye, Valuev traveled to Germany and underwent several surgical proceduries to correct a few injuries. 

During the last few years, both Vitali and Valuev began to explore the world of politics. Vitlai, who stays very active, is still very interested in a fight with Valuev, but at this point he doesn't expect it to happen.

"I still don't know whether or not Valuev entered the Russian parliament. He said that if he became a state deputy, his career would complete. I wish him well, but I hope that his deputy's mandate wasn't the cause of our inability to fight. I'm sure [a fight with him] would be very interesting. "Battle of the Deputies" - sounds cool, right? It is unfortunate that when Valuev was the WBA champion, our negotiations fell through. Nikolai surrounded himself with promoters, which prevented a normal negotiations," Vitali said. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nomadman on 12-26-2011

[QUOTE=WladimirK;11599761]Good to hear Vitali still calling out the giant, it is indeed an interesting match-up, still. Valuev ofcourse must be rusty as hell, and one can be concerned about his health if he would actually end up in the ring…

Comment by Cassius Liston on 12-26-2011

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;11600558]lol, ur shtick gets old real fast. just because u see the world in black and white doesnt mean everyone else does. ur the racist here, not me. im pretty sure most in boxingscene will agree with that.[/QUOTE] Many of…

Comment by Pinoy4ever on 12-25-2011

Vitali will KO Valuev but Valuev has retired cause he is in politic now

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 12-25-2011

[QUOTE=Freedom.;11600592]True. [I]Most[/I] of us here are able to respect a good fighter, regardless of his race.[/QUOTE] whos us? i hope ur not referring to u. but whatever, i guess sergio martinez is a slick african american. moreno must be african…

Comment by The Hammer on 12-25-2011

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;11600558] Just because I see the world in black and white doesnt mean everyone else does. [/QUOTE] True. [I]Most[/I] of us here are able to respect a good fighter, regardless of his race.

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