Valuev Says He Won't Return, Not Even For Klitschko

By Luke Furman

Former WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev (50-2, 34 KOs), 39-years-old, has once again stated that he doesn't have any plans to return to the ring. The "Beast from the East" gained worldwide attention with his massive frame and height of 7'1. Valuev has not fought since losing his title by way of a close twelve round majority decision to David Haye in late 2009. Afterwards, Valuev underwent numerous operations to correct several injuries that were bothering him over the years.

There were discussions for Valuev to face WBC champion Vitali Klitschko but the two sides were never able to reach a financial agreement. At this point, even for Vitali, Valuev says he wouldn't even consider the possibility of coming back due to health concerns.

"For health reasons, I won't even consider a return," Valuev said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Weltschmerz on 04-14-2013

[QUOTE=LacedUp;13244299]It's not exactly factual though is it? [url][/url][/QUOTE] That link proves nothing - and anyway it doesn't matter, because Valuev decided to retire instead of fighting Vitali. That's the bottom line.

Comment by LacedUp on 04-14-2013

[QUOTE=Weltschmerz;13243757]Clarifying factual circumstance is retarded?[/QUOTE] It's not exactly factual though is it? [url][/url]

Comment by Weltschmerz on 04-14-2013

The Vitali fight should have been made, but Don King prevented it from happening.

Comment by Weltschmerz on 04-14-2013

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;13241360]Why are your posts always so one-sided, edgarg? You're like a retarded white knight always rushing to the defense of the Klitschkos or Bob Arum/Top Rank fighters.[/QUOTE] Clarifying factual circumstance is retarded?

Comment by Cuban Linx on 04-14-2013

One of the worst HW champions of all time...

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