Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Wladimir Klitschko Out Of December 10 Fight With Injury

By Elliot Foster

Wladimir Klitschko will not fight again this year.

The former heavyweight world champion was set to box on December 10, either in Germany or England, depending on a ruling from the WBA.

Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) was waiting on a decision from the Panama-based Boxing Association regarding his next move.

boxing

It was believed that if the WBA didn’t sanction a title fight between the aforementioned Ukrainian and IBF champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) for December 10 at Manchester Arena, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office, Showtime and RTL, they would order him to face Lucas Browne of Australia (24-0, 21 KOs) for the vacant ‘regular’ belt.

But it has now been reported by Dan Rafael of ESPN that 40-year-old Klitschko has suffered an injury, which –– according to one source –– is damage to the calf, and that he will now sit out until 2017.

The WBA’s decision on the ruling regarding a fight between Joshua and Klitschko has been pushed back several times in recent days and the boxing public was expecting news to finally be revealed on Monday.

However, it will no longer matter what the organisation has decided as we won’t see the ex-unified ruler in a ring again in 2016.

The Klitschko and Joshua camps remain in talks to put together the fight for the first part of 2017, according to Rafael, with Joshua pencilled in to defend his crown on March 4 at London’s O2 Arena, providing he gets through his set December 10 defence against an opponent to be determined.

Further details will be revealed in due course.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BoxingFan85 on 10-24-2016

[QUOTE=Enayze;17146863]Klitschkos team is the one that pursued the WBA and Anthony Joshua, Klitschko fought the best his whole career, and someone growing up watching him not someone who was still wetting their bed when he began his reign would know…

Comment by Enayze on 10-24-2016

[QUOTE=Garcia's Dad;17146409]I'm calling BS on it being a legit injury. Right when the WBA were going to make their official announcement? Please.[/QUOTE] Klitschkos team is the one that pursued the WBA and Anthony Joshua, Klitschko fought the best his whole…

Comment by BigZ44 on 10-24-2016

I simply can't stand the inactivity in the HW division. I know there are different reasons for each case but just take a look at all the contenders that haven't fought in a while. Klitschko and Fury haven't fought in…

Comment by -Freddy- on 10-24-2016

via GIPHY

Comment by //// on 10-24-2016

I just don't get his objective. He will be 41 coming off a very long hiatus, loss and series of injuries when he fights next Why does a guy who held every belt for 10 yrs suddenly become obsessed with…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (52)
Top Headlines Agit Kabayel vs. Otto Wallin on February 3rd or 23rd in Germany Bivol: Pascal's Style Will Make Better Fight Than Chilemba Bout Manager: Usyk Will Need a Fight or Two Before Joshua Title Fight Conlan Eyes Warrington: Win or Lose, I'd Love To Fight Him Jarrell Miller: Dillian Whyte is a Clown, Nobody is Afraid of Him Sullivan Barrera: I'm a Free Agent - I Want Alvarez, Beterbiev, Jack Tomoki Kameda Eyes Rey Vargas After Capturing WBC Interim-Belt Linares: Canelo is Best Pound-For-Pound Fighter in The World Malignaggi: Bellew Was Clever & Good; Usyk Was Very Frustrated Froch: Fighting Joshua May Be Too Ambitious For 'Special' Usyk Hearn Expects Purse Bid Battle For Lomachenko-Crolla Rights Eddie Hearn: Tony Bellew One Of Best Men You'll Ever Meet Jazza Dickens on Life in Miami, Training in The United States Malignaggi: Usyk Should Fight Whyte, Chisora or Oquendo First Luis Ortiz: Wilder Will Put Fury To Sleep - Then I Want Rematch! Brian Phillips Discusses Life Inside Tyson Fury's Training Camp Tony Bellew - Just a World-Class Fighter Rizin Aims To Get Mayweather vs. Nasukawa Back on Track Usyk Will Take His Time, Will Not Rush To a Joshua Fight Tony Bellew: I Had To Retire, My Body Can't Take it No More Tevin Farmer To Face Francisco Fonseca on Canelo-Fielding Card Marine Sergeant Morante Campaigns For Boxing in Paralympics Commey: Mikey Garcia Knew it Was a Massive Risk To Fight Me Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tony Bellew - CompuBox Punch Stats Haye: I Had Bellew Ahead Of Usyk By One, But He Unraveled Whyte: I Would Maul Usyk All Night, He'll Struggle at Heavyweight! Photos: Gamboa, Juanma Win Bouts To Set Up 2019 Showdown Hearn Sees Numerous Options For Usyk's Debut at Heavyweight Beterbiev Was Advised By Coach To Push Back Smith Defense David Benavidez To Stay Busy, Then Face Dirrell-Yildirim Winner Bellew: Usyk Best I've Fought; Only Best, Biggest Will Beat Him Hearn 'Pleased People Got To See Real Bellew' Versus Usyk Photos: Usyk Secures a Brutal Knockout of Bellew - HUGE Gallery Photos: Crolla Beats Yordan To Secure Lomachenko Title Shot Photos: David Allen Breaks Down, Stops Bracamonte in Seven Photos: Ricky Burns, Josh Kelly Secure Big Knockout Wins Bellew Warns Heavyweights: Stay Away From Oleksandr Usyk! Patricia Berghult Wins Title Over Eight in Orebro, Sweden Froch: Usyk is a Serious Threat To The Heavyweight Division Video: Malignaggi Reacts To Usyk's Knockout of Bellew
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement